SEGRO awards over £100,000 to charities and community groups across London and the Thames Valley
SEGRO has announced 21 local charities and community groups in London and the Thames Valley which are set to benefit from a total of £114,000 from its 2019 Community Fund. The investment total also includes £30,000 in match funding for London-based charities from the #iwill fund, a joint initiative between the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and The National Lottery Community Fund, to deliver projects focusing on youth social action.
The funding will help the successful organisations deliver a wide range of projects to help enhance skills, education and employment opportunities and provide advice, guidance and mentoring for young, disadvantaged or vulnerable people.
Neil Impiazzi, Partnership Development Director, SEGRO said:
“Enhancing community wellbeing is at the heart of our business and the SEGRO Community Fund is a fantastic initiative which helps us make a real difference for thousands of people who live and work in the areas in which we have a presence.
“We’re proud to be supporting a wide range of fantastic charities and community groups, all of whom are driving invaluable projects and initiatives geared towards opening new doors to employment, providing training opportunities and improving the lives of local people.”
Since 2015, SEGRO has contributed around £425,000 to grass-roots community groups and charities through the Community Fund, providing support for more than 2,300 people.
Notes to editors:
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 7.8 million square metres of space (84 million square feet) valued at £11.7 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 eight other European countries. See www.SEGRO.com for further information.
PROJECTS SUPPORTED BY THE 2019 SEGRO COMMUNITY FUND
- ABC to Read: Helping children living in Berkshire develop literacy skills and build self-confidence
- Bracknell Executive Job Club: Offering free support services to over 50’s in Bracknell who have been made redundant and are seeking new employment
- Browns: Working with vulnerable adults in Slough with complex needs through wellbeing, community outreach, advice, guidance, and mentoring, employment and counselling services
- Pilgrim Hearts Trust: Offering employment, training and mentoring sessions for the homeless in Bracknell
- Real Time Video: Delivering employability workshops in Reading, utilising digital media to help participants set career goals and update their CVs
- Smart Works Reading: Helping young women in Bracknell into employment, focusing on establishing new links with organisations including Bracknell College and Elevate Bracknell Forest
- AIM Group Foundation: Supporting150 young people aged 15-16 from Havering through employability sessions delivered in schools and NEET organisations
- Havering Volunteer Centre: Delivering SkillUp, a programme delivering Level 2 NVQs and volunteering-placements for 50 people from Havering
- Havering Women's Aid Ltd: Providing employability training for 60 women who have experienced domestic abuse
- Chain Reaction Theatre Company: Funding theAction4Gascoigne project over five full days 20 vulnerable young people ages 11-18 years old from across Barking & Dagenham
- Newham All Star Sports Academy: Delivering a street sports, youth campaigning, volunteering and work experience project in Barking & Dagenham
- Caritas Anchor House: Education training and employment specialist for homeless residents delivering 10-week programme of recovery to help strengthen their employment skills and grow confidence and self-esteem of participants
- Hillingdon Women's Centre: Providing 1-2-1 support to ten women over six months undertaking qualifications as part of HWC’s new employability programme
- Hillingdon Autistic Care & Support: Supporting 20 young people with autism to deliver weekly social action activities, which includes receipt of a recognised qualification, employability training as well as outreach fundraising and volunteering
- London Basketball Association: Providing 30 two-hour sessions for 80 young people in Hillingdon, supporting them to gain sports-based qualifications, volunteering and employment locally
- Speak Out in Hounslow: Providing AQA accredited training and work experience placements to 20 adults with learning difficulties
- InterClimate Trust (ICT): Support for young people aged 15-16 following the Model Climate Conference taking place in Hounslow, so they can implement sustainability based social action in their schools
- St George's (Hanworth) Youth Club: Supporting 15 young people aged 10-16 to visit isolated older people in Hounslow for a total of 40 hours over a year
- African French Speaking Organisation (AFSOR): Support for “Stepping Stones, Pathway to Employment,” a course for 20 BAME people from Enfield which will deliver 36 weeks of ESOL and IT classes as well as employment-related information, advice and guidance.
- Blind in Business: Delivery of a programme in Enfield to support 30 young people to gain work experience, 20 young people to engage with education and 35 young people to gain an apprenticeship
- Touchan Employment: Support to cover the staff and operational costs of running an allotment and horticulture project for vulnerable adults with the aim of moving them closer to employment, benefiting 12 people in Brent.