Bullring & Grand Central is to launch the ‘Giving Back Project’, a new scheme which will see it donate £2,000 to ten local charities that have been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. The scheme has been developed in partnership with the Foundation, who will help Bullring & Grand Central allocate the ten grants.

The Giving Back Project is specifically designed to support those local charities and organisations that have been hardest hit by the pandemic, and the lockdowns of the past few months.

It will target groups that engage in any of the following:

  • Food bank support 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

Applications are open, and groups can apply here.

Stephanie Lacey, General Manager at Bullring & Grand Central, said:

“The past few months have been an extremely challenging time for so many people, and it is more important than ever that we support those in need. The Giving Back Project is all about giving a helping hand to those charities and organisations that do valuable work for local people, but are facing challenges as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. By partnering with Heart of England we can make sure we reach the groups that most need our support.”

Tina Costello, Chief Executive at Heart of England Community Foundation, said:

“We are delighted to have secured another new partnership which will provide much needed support to a handful of local charities that have been hit the hardest. It has been a challenging few months and it is so important that we continue to support grassroots organisations that do amazing work in our communities.”