Heart of England Community Foundation are delighted that its partnership with Wesleyan Assurance has now seen £2m awarded to good causes across the UK.

The Wesleyan Foundation, launched by the Birmingham-based financial services mutual Wesleyan in 2017, supports causes that are important to Wesleyan’s customers. It has awarded more than 440 separate grants to charities, community groups and social enterprises across the UK.

Mario Mazzocchi, Wesleyan Group Chief Executive, said:

“In just over two years the Foundation has gone from strength to strength working with hundreds of organisations across the UK that improve lives and transform communities.


“We are delighted to reach our £2 million landmark and it’s great working with our customers to understand and support the causes they hold close to their hearts. As a mutual we want to make a difference for our customers and for our communities.”

Organisations can apply for three levels of funding ranging from £2,000 to grants exceeding £10,000. Charities that have received funding over the last 12-months include Open Kitchen Social Club in Sheffield that helps tackle food poverty, Northern Ireland-based Dreamscheme that work closely with at-risk young people and Magic Breakfast, which provides healthy breakfasts to children in schools across England and Scotland.

The Wesleyan Foundation works with the Heart of England Community Foundation which administers the funding and distributes it to organisations across the UK via members of the UKCF network: Foundation Scotland, Leeds CF, Northern Ireland CF, South Yorkshire CF, Nottingham CF, Leicestershire & Rutland CF, Wales CF, Quartet CF.

Tina Costello, CEO of the Heart of England Community Foundation, said: 

“Since partnering with Wesleyan in 2017, we’ve seen first-hand the positive impact that funding can have on charities and local communities.


“It is often overlooked that not-for-profit organisations across the UK rely solely on  members of the public and other funding partners. It’s been an honour to support Wesleyan and we look forward to helping them fund even more causes in 2020.”

For more information about the Wesleyan Foundation and to apply for funding click here.

For more information about how you can give more locally click here.