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Quilter Foundation’s Local Community Fund gives out another £40,000 to local charities

Date: 11 August 2022

We are proud to announce that our charity, The Quilter Foundation, has awarded a share of nearly £40,000 to seven local charities, thanks to the recently launched Local Community Fund.

The Quilter Foundation’s Local Community Fund gives Quilter colleagues the opportunity to nominate and support charities in their local communities. The aim of the fund is to improve the lives of over 100,000 young people in its local areas, with every pound raised up to £100,000 being matched by Quilter.

Throughout the year, nominated charities will receive grants of up to £10,000 per annum to support projects and activities aimed to transform the lives of young people in the UK.

Seven charities selected

Following a careful deliberation process, seven colleague nominated charities were selected by the Quilter Foundation and have been awarded a share of £40,000, including:

The selected charities offer a variety of support for the physical and emotional wellbeing of young people across the UK. This includes, but is not limited to, mental health support, tailored health support and community help for young people with disabilities.

Stewart Perry, head of responsible business at Quilter, comments:

“We are very pleased to announce the next round of funding which sees seven charities across the UK receive a share of £40,000 from our Local Community Fund.

“The response to this new fund has been fantastic and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Quilter colleagues for their continued support and fundraising efforts. Ultimately, the fund will have a positive impact on over 100,000 young people in our local communities across the country. At an incredibly difficult financial time for everyone charities and those who benefit from them are in desperate need and we are pleased to be able to do our bit to help during the cost-of-living crisis.

“It does not stop here though, over the coming months, the Quilter Foundation will continue its fundraising efforts and there will be another round of awards made to another set of charities in the near future.”


Here’s what the funding means to some of the chosen charities:


Breakout Youth

“This is such a tremendous piece of funding for us to receive, as this is a service that our LGBTQ+ young people will really benefit from- allowing them to explore their feelings around their gender and sexuality identities with a trained therapeutic counsellor in a safe and confidential space. Thank you for choosing Breakout.  This will be life- changing for of our young people.”

 

Young Lewisham Project

Noah, 16 years

I have been coming to the Project for about a year, I didn't go to school for nearly 2 years before I started so I had missed a lot.  I have learnt loads about motorbike mechanics and have completed my Level 2 OCN recently. I have also learnt a lot about carpentry, I recently helped to make a wooden mud kitchen and sound wall toddler play area for a Museum in London.  I started to do functional skills a few months ago and my English and Maths is getting much better.

I love coming to the project, everyone is friendly and we get to go on lots of fun trips.  When companies like yours give us money it helps to pay for trips, equipment and things like food for our breakfast and lunch club.  

 

Meningitis Now

Meningitis Now is thrilled to have been successful with our application for funding towards our Believe & Achieve programme. The Quilter Foundation’s grant of £5,000 will make significant difference to the delivery of this work to support young people whose lives have been impacted by meningitis.

The emotional resilience, confidence, skills, independence and support network that young people will gain through Believe & Achieve will equip them with the tools to successfully move forward with their lives and be ready for future opportunities and challenges. This support will help us to reduce the risk of future problems and tackle the disadvantages that young people affected by meningitis often face. We are so grateful to The Quilter Foundation and can’t wait to share the outcomes of this work and the difference your support has made – thank you so much!

 

UK Sepsis Trust

The UK Sepsis Trust is delighted to have received a generous £5,000 worth of funding. We will be able to speak to more schools, get them registered for the PSHE lesson plans that we have produced for each Key Stage and teach more young people about the dangers of sepsis. We are already hearing examples of how after the lessons, young people are going hope and talking to their parents about sepsis, which helps to raise awareness across a wider demographic of the population than just staff and students.