Donor Spotlight: Harry Payne Fund.

Donor Spotlight: Harry Payne Fund.

The Harry Payne Trust was founded in 1939 (as the Harry Payne Trust) by Harry Payne, a Birmingham businessman. He was a man of strong faith – a pacifist who spent some years in prison in the first world war. His business was one of the early models of co-partnership...
Continued support for Solihull.

Continued support for Solihull.

The Foundation is pleased to announce another two organisations have been awarded funding from the Solihull Winter Wellbeing and Recovery Fund.  The fund was established at the end of last year in partnership with Solihull Council, to provide money to support local...
I get a warm and fuzzy feeling out of it.

I get a warm and fuzzy feeling out of it.

Thanks to a grant of £8,700 awarded in July 2020 from the Wesleyan Foundation, Empower-U’s SHEWins Project is working with 90 girls ages 12 – 16 providing a range of varied sessions from sports and cookery to self-development and beauty! It’s a cold...
Donor Spotlight: Youell Family Fund.

Donor Spotlight: Youell Family Fund.

Alfred Youell MBE, ONZM was a patron of the Foundation between 2002 and 2012. A lifelong philanthropist, local builder and property developer, he contributed significantly to the growth of our Foundation during his life and remains one of our largest donors to date....
Fundraising made easy for 2021.

Fundraising made easy for 2021.

Fundraising was tough in 2020 so here’s one simple thing you can do to make it easier in 2021 – make sure your organisation is registered with easyfundraising. The Foundation partnered with easyfundraising to help organisations fundraise with ease! By simply signing...
Foundation & SMBC make first awards.

Foundation & SMBC make first awards.

The first two grants from the Solihull Winter Wellbeing & Recovery Fund were awarded last week by the Foundation to two local organisations. The grants, which will hopefully be the first in a series of many, were awarded to Happy Mamas Solihull and Balsall Common...