The fourth theme covered in our Helping Communities Thrive campaign is ‘People in Need’.

Refugees & Asylum Seekers and Violence, Exploitation & Inclusion – among these sub themes the Foundation has supported 106k individuals over the past five years, awarding over £1.7M to 206 projects in the West Midlands and Warwickshire!

Refugees & Asylum Seekers.  

In the last five years the Foundation has worked with 44 projects solely supporting issues around refugees and asylum seekers in the West Midlands and Warwickshire, that’s over £156k invested into our communities. With 14,796 beneficiaries; 18% of the grants have supported people in the Black Country. One group to benefit is Entraide, a charity set up in 2010 by Felix Kupay, aims to respond to the growing refugee and asylum-seeking needs in Solihull and the West Midlands. Read more.  

Community Matters

Violence, Exploitation & Inclusion.

The Foundation has funded crucial organisations dealing with violence and exploitation. In the last 5 years we’ve supported 162 organisations and distributed more than £1.5M, supporting over 84k beneficiaries. 22.5% of grants awarded specifically targeted young people and young adults.

Last year we supported The Precious Trust with a grant of £17,876 which enabled vital support to reach victims of exploitation, and their families, across the West Midlands. Read More.


Building Better Lives.

Building Better Lives is a capital grants programme to provide housing solutions to vulnerable people.

Black Country Womens Aid were awarded £800,000 through the programme, which has since seen the development of a 12-bed refuge and much-needed safe space in the Black Country offering urgent support to victims of modern slavery. Read more.