Last year we launched our Random Acts of Kindness grants, giving our staff the opportunity to award one-off donations of £10,000 each to not-for-profit organisation. These donations enable the foundation to support charities that might not fall in the remit of our wider strategy, but whose work impacts our society in a positive way.
This year we have awarded 10 new grants (totalling £100,000) to:
* Action For Refugees In Lewisham: a charity supporting refugees in Lewisham with English lessons, advice provision and food banks.
* GrowTH: an initiative by local churches in Tower Hamlets to provide emergency night shelter for homeless men and women.
* Regenerate: an organisation working with young people and families to help transform their lives and communities from the inside out.
* Chefs In Schools: a charity improving the health of children in schools through better eating and food education.
* Shropshire Youth Support Trust: a youth organisation running enterprise centres for disadvantaged young people in Shropshire.
* EHE Rare Cancer Charity: an organisation aiming to support EHE patients, promote research into the disease and advocate for greater awareness of EHE.
* Dyspraxia Foundation: a charity supporting individuals and families affected by dyspraxia and promoting awareness and understanding of it.
* Palace for All: a charity providing services primarily for children with physical and or learning disabilities.
* Ebony Horse Club: a community riding centre aimed at improving the lives of children from one of the most disadvantaged inner city neighbourhoods in the country.
* Art Against Knives: an organisation embedding collaborative creative spaces in London’s most isolated communities.
You can read more about our Random Acts of Kindness grants here.