Harmless began in October 2007, with myself (Caroline) and Amy hoping to turn a dream of a hopeful and positive service into reality. We began with nothing, and spent hours and hours trying to build up the service. We were lucky to quite quickly generate interest and support, and secured our first pot of money from the Big Lottery's Awards for All programme, and were given support from the Women4Women project.
The Princes Trust
The biggest time of change for Harmless was when we engaged with the Princes Trust. Not only did they see the potential in the concept for Harmless, but in us as individuals with a long standing history of overcoming adversity. They helped us, via what was the Big Boost Project (now known as Community Cash), which aims to give groups of young people the chance to turn community projects into reality. Their support of us enabled Harmless to grow and become what it is today, and they continue to support us via the Business Programme. For more information go to www.princes-trust.org.uk