The Foundation are delighted to have joined forces with gbpartnerships and will soon be launching the gbpartnerships Community Fund, forming part of the company’s gbpfoundation.

The Birmingham based, property development company was established in 2001 and has since invested £20,000 into grassroots organisations.

The fund will initially add £25,000 to the Heart of England Community Foundation’s grant making portfolio and will be distributed to community organisations based within a 10-mile radius of gbpartnerships’ Coventry, Birmingham and Liverpool sites.

The maximum grant available will be £2,000 and awards shall support projects focusing on health, education, empowerment and raising the skills and aspirations of young people.

Wendy Spencer, Business Support Director at gbpartnerships and Director of the gbpfoundations, said:

“The gbpfoundation will build a long-term sustainable channel of funding that will provide financial support for great causes that are important to the communities in which we work. We are focussing our efforts across three key themes, education, health and the arts.


“We look forward to working with the Heart of England Community Foundation who will be guiding us in the distribution of our funds to support the promotion of good physical and mental health for all ages, improve wellbeing and aspirations through learning opportunities and to provide opportunities to develop sustainable and supportive communities through environmental, social and diverse activities.


“We are very excited about the future of our foundation and sharing our success with you.”

Tina Costello, Heart of England Chief Executive, said:

“We are delighted to have secured another partnership with a likeminded organisation.


gbpartnerships already had a great record of supporting their local community and we know we can help them maximise their giving and increase their impact in the communities they care about.


“The team and I cannot wait to see the difference their generosity makes!”

To find out more how you can do more locally please click here.

Photo (Left to Right): Wendy Spencer (gbpartnerships), Tina Costello (HoECF), Nikki Hopkins(gbpartnerships).