SEGRO supports LandAid in helping those impacted by COVID-19 and tackling youth homelessness across London and the UK
As part of its centenary celebrations SEGRO has donated in total £160,000 to LandAid to help those impacted by COVID-19 and to tackle youth homelessness across London and the UK.
£40,000 has been used for the LandAid COVID-19 Emergency Fund which provided emergency necessities and enhanced support to vulnerable young people during the ongoing pandemic. The help was delivered through projects across the UK, including:
- Evolve Housing & Support - Covering the cost of an emergency food budget, PPE, printing mental health packs and cleaning services
- Active Horizons - Delivering emergency food parcels and essentials to young people and pay for volunteer costs, PPE and a remote working facility
- Look Ahead Care & Support – Covering the cost of food, PPE and other essential items for young people
- St Christopher’s Fellowship - Providing its support service to young people, including a range of ‘at home’ activities
In addition to this, £120,000 will go towards extending and refurbishing a homeless shelter in Ealing as part of LandAid’s Sponsor a Home campaign. Run by homeless charity, Look Ahead, the shelter supports young homeless people across London back into education and employment.
The refurbishment will extend the property to increase the number of bedrooms from four to seven, create a larger communal kitchen and build a multipurpose workspace in the garden from which LookAhead will deliver training courses and advice sessions.
Neil Impiazzi, Partnership Development Director at SEGRO, said:
“The impact of COVID-19 has greatly affected the most vulnerable in our society and the money we have donated to the LandAid COVID-19 Emergency Fund will help provide urgent essentials for those who need it the most.
“As a long-term supporter of LandAid, it’s great to see the progress of the Sponsor a Home renovation project that will help young people to develop key life and employability skills and enable them to live independent and fulfilling lives.”
Alice Lamb, Deputy Chief Executive at LandAid, said:
“We are extremely grateful for SEGRO’s support of the LandAid COVID-19 Emergency Fund. The fund was launched in response to the pandemic we are all facing at the moment – a crisis which for young homeless people is even more acute. Thanks to SEGRO and the industry’s support we have now given out emergency grants of over £650,000. These grants will help thousands of young people across the country, giving them emotional and financial support at a time that they needed it most. Thank you.”
From funding projects to employee fundraising, SEGRO has donated more than £600,000 to LandAid over the last ten years. SEGRO has been investing in communities for 100 years and in April this year, SEGRO launched its SEGRO Centenary Fund in April. To date, the Centenary Fund has already enabled 68 charities to deliver vital projects to over 73,000 vulnerable people across the UK and Continental Europe.
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 8.1 million square metres of space (88 million square feet) valued at £13.3 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 seven other European countries.
For 100 years SEGRO has been creating the space that enables extraordinary things to happen. From modern big box warehouses, used primarily for regional, national and international distribution hubs, to urban warehousing located close to major population centres and business districts, it provides high-quality assets that allow its customers to thrive.