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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...

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Donor Spotlight: Harry Payne Fund.

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...

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Continued support for Solihull.

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 Saturday...

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I get a warm and fuzzy feeling out of it.

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...

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Donor Spotlight: Youell Family Fund.

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...

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Fundraising made easy for 2021.

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...

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Foundation & SMBC make first awards.

Spreading some festive cheer.

After launching the Winter Wellbeing campaign the Foundation opened the Festive Fun Fund for one-off projects just in time for Christmas! In just three weeks we've supported 52 organisations that've spread festive cheer to a massive 16,472 beneficiaries. We've...

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Spreading some festive cheer.

It felt like I was meeting with a new child.

The Foundation supported Ampersand Projects’ ‘Grow Your Road’ with a grant of £3,000 from the Coronavirus Resilience Fund. The project gave people in Birmingham the tools, skills, and community support to grow their own vegetables at home. Due to the pandemic, the...

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It felt like I was meeting with a new child.

The Lorna Esien Court opened!

St Basils Coventry’s Lorna Esien Court has opened its doors this week, ready to support young people experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Built following a £1M grant by the Foundation’s Building Better Lives programme, the 32 newly-completed service-managed...

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The Lorna Esien Court opened!

The Serenity Garden.

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust have been given the green light for their plans to build a therapeutic ‘Serenity Garden’ for stroke and dementia patients after receiving a grant of £10,000 from the Foundation’s Coventry Building Society Fund. In June 2018 Shabina...

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The Serenity Garden.