SEGRO awards £115,000 to charities in London and Thames Valley
SEGRO, Europe’s leading owner and developer of modern big box and urban warehouses, has pledged a further £115,000 that will help members of the local communities into work across London and the Thames Valley
This year SEGRO has awarded funding to 24 charities and community groups via its SEGRO Community Fund, which was established in 2015.
The Fund, which focusses on supporting young and vulnerable individuals towards employment, has now provided £340,000 to 66 charities, directly helping over 2,000 people across London and the Thames Valley.
SEGRO works with the London Community Foundation and Berkshire Community Foundation to distribute its SEGRO Community Fund grant. Each foundation operates independently, benefiting from strong relationships in their respective communities.
Neil Impiazzi, Partnership Development Director, SEGRO said:
“The SEGRO Community Fund is a great way for us to support grass root community projects and local charities that have a positive impact in the communities where we operate.
“We are proud to assist these organisations with the great work they do to support young people and ensure those in vulnerable or disadvantaged positions have a pathway into employment.”
Havering Volunteer Centre was awarded over £5,000 from the SEGRO Community Fund, CEO Shelley Hart said:
“Our Skill-Up project pilot will give us the opportunity to connect individuals back into their communities by teaching them new skills as well as encouraging them to take up some volunteering work. This project, funded by SEGRO, will empower individuals who feel marginalised by society to transform their lives and feel more integrated and valued in their communities.”
Treasures Foundation, which provides safe accommodation for women with a history of drug abuse in Newham, received £5,000. Development Manager Karen Jefferys said:
“Treasures Foundation will put the funds from SEGRO, distributed by The London Community Foundation, to good use. Treasures seeks out the treasure in ex-offenders and helps them to leave behind drugs and alcohol by overcoming the scars of abuse, exploitation and mental health problems. This funding will help those in our houses to meet and support each other.”
The below charities have received funding via the SEGRO Community Fund in 2018:
Adult Dyslexia Centre - £5,000
Adult Dyslexia Centre is a Slough and Berkshire wide local charity set up to help adults disadvantaged by dyslexia.
Aik Saath, Together as One - £5,000
Aik Saath is a youth charity that promotes safer, more cohesive futures for young people, through peer-led training, youth work and projects.
Learning to Work (LTW) - £5,000
LTW is a charity that provides a link between business and schools in order to raise aspirations and develop the skills of young people.
Mustard Tree Foundation - £5,000
Mustard Tree Foundation is a Reading charity that provides support for young people aged 16-25 who are not in education, employment or training.
Parents and Children Together - £5,000
Parents and Children Together helps troubled families across Berkshire through delivering inspirational and award-winning services and programmes.
River Church - £2,770
River Church, is a Slough church and community group that runs projects to enhance the quality and standard of living in its parish.
Alternatives Trust East - £5,000
Alternatives Trust East London is a charity that focuses on vulnerable families and anyone experiencing struggling because of a pregnancy-related issue.
Barrier Breakers Foundation - £5,000
Barrier Breakers Foundation, provides training and consultancy to support the development of young people.
Caritas Anchor House - £5,000
Caritas Anchor House supports single homeless people with a local connection to Newham who have low to medium support needs.
Mousetrap Theatre Projects (MTP) - £4,020
MTP is a theatre education charity dedicated to bringing theatre into the lives of disadvantaged young people.
Newham All Star Sports Academy (NASSA) - £5,000
The NASSA was set up for the young people in the London Borough of Newham and the surrounding areas by sports and extra-curricular school training clubs.
Panathlon Challenge - £4,998
Children's charity Panathlon Challenge provide sports competitions and training days for young disadvantaged and disabled people across the UK.
Smart Works Charity - £5,000
Smart Works Charity offers interview clothing and coaching to unemployed women.
Straight Talking Peer Education - £5,000
Straight Talking is a youth charity that supports disadvantaged young parents back into the world of education and employment.
Sufra - NW London - £5,000
Sufra NW London is a local charity that works to address homelessness by delivering emergency food aid, advocacy, training and healthy living activities.
100 Black Men of London - £4,850
100 Black Men of London is community based charity led by black men delivering programmes focused on mentoring and education.
City Year UK - £5,000
City Year UK youth charity works with young role models to help children from disadvantaged communities succeed in school.
Feltham Community Development Association (FCDA) - £5,000
The FCDA works with residents, local authorities to support the needs of disadvantaged and vulnerable children and young people locally.
Fight for Peace - £5,000
Fight for Peace is a youth charity that uses boxing and martial arts combined with education to help young people in communities affected by crime.
Havering Volunteer Centre - £5,187
The Havering Volunteer Centre is a local charity that helps people find volunteering opportunities and delivers volunteers’ services locally.
London Rangers FC - £3,200
London Rangers FC will use the grant to fund a level 1 accredited football coaching course with work experience for 20 young people in Brent.
my AFK (formerly Action For Kids) - £5,000
my AFK is a national charity supporting disabled children, young people and their families by providing mobility equipment.
Refuge - £4,540
Refuge supports refuges with a range of services, independent advocacy and community outreach services.
Treasures Foundation - £5,000
Treasures Foundation provides accommodation and services for vulnerable women and women who have a history of drug abuse and offending.
SEGRO is a UK Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), and a leading owner, manager and developer of modern warehouses and light industrial property. It owns or manages 6.9 million square metres of space (74 million square feet) valued at over £10 billion serving customers from a wide range of industry sectors. Its properties are located in and around major cities and at key transportation hubs in the UK and in nine other European countries.
About the London Community Foundation
The London Community Foundation (LCF) is a grant-making charity that makes a difference to the lives of Londoners by connecting people who need help with those who are willing to give. Child poverty, unemployment, isolation, homelessness, domestic violence and gang crime are just some of the issues being tackled through their grant-making.
About the Berkshire Community Foundation
The Berkshire Community Foundation is a grant-making charity. They fund local charities and community groups who work at the grassroots level, addressing issues such as child poverty, unemployment, social isolation and homelessness. http://www.berkshirecf.org/