The Fellowship of St Nicholas
Who we are
FSN aims provide effective action without discrimination for children, young people and families suffering the effects of poverty, disadvantage, bereavement, neglect and abuse, supporting over 2000 individuals each year. FSN aims to empower and strengthen disadvantaged families living in Hastings and surrounding areas, equipping them with the necessary skills to improve their quality of life and fulfil their true potential whilst helping to raise aspirations, alleviate poverty, discrimination, social exclusion promoting equality and participation through a range of practical projects.
Current projects include:
Dragonflies helping locally pre-bereaved and bereaved children and young people aged 3-15 years to cope with loss by providing peer group support, over a period of ten years 2150 local children and young people have been supported.
Dragonflies work with children and young people who have lost a parent, sibling, relative or someone close to them. Working in local schools and community venues, Dragonflies provides therapeutic activities delivered by trained staff and volunteers. The project also supports the whole family by offering events and activities, such as Outdoor Adventure Centres, that help to give a little respite.
My Time Now/Too supporting children and young people aged 7-18 suffering with complex issues such as self-harming, depression and low self-esteem.
Early Years (3 nurseries) projects helping 0-5 year olds take those first steps into the world of educational stimulating play to encourage the foundations to be laid for their futures.
Community Learning/ROVTE offering opportunities for adults in accredited and non-accredited training/learning to improve their life chances through employability skills.
Volunteering FSN can offer individuals a chance to support their local charity through a range of different and varied roles that include gardening, administration, cafe, childcare and specialist project involvement. Volunteers are given training and support to enable them to fulfil their roles.