Hammerson has officially launched its Giving Back Project, a new scheme which will see 88 charities, community groups and other organisations across the UK receive grants to support their important work.
As part of the initiative, Hammerson’s nine flagship destinations across the country are each distributing £20,000 to local charities. The Giving Back Project specifically aims to support those groups that have been particularly badly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, and operates in the following categories:
- Food Banks supporting and tackling food poverty
- Providing support services to people affected by domestic violence and abuse
- Supporting those who are homeless or rough sleeping
- Providing employment opportunities, enterprise or skills development
Each centre collaborated with a local community foundation to oversee applications from charities and other groups, which were then reviewed by a panel.
Successful applicants include Caring in Bristol, which provides support and shelter to the homeless in the city, Leeds Women’s Aid, which provides services for vulnerable women and families who are victims of abuse, and CommuniCare, which provides support and information to those in need in Reading.
Source : Hammerson