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£30 million charity donation milestone passed

More than 2,500 charities have received a share of £30million donated by the Morrisons Foundation which is celebrating its 5th anniversary.

Charities that received support during this time include Crisis, RBLI, Hope for Justice, Shelter Scotland, Children’s Heart Surgery Fund and The National Literacy Trust, amongst hundreds of others, who each received a grant from the charitable arm of the supermarket.

The Foundation, which launched in 2015, was established to support charity projects that make a positive difference in communities throughout England, Scotland and Wales as well as matching the funds raised by Morrisons colleagues who fundraise for their chosen charities.  Thanks to being funded by the supermarket, in the 5 years since it was set-up, the Foundation has been able to make grants to thousands of charities.

Morrisons Foundation Trustee, David Scott said:

I’m immensely proud that we have been able to donate ten of millions of pounds to worthwhile charities throughout Great Britain.  In the past 5 years we have been able to support charity projects that have made a big difference in their communities from providing care to the elderly, people with complex needs as well as children in schools by donating books on World Book Day in partnership with The National Literacy Trust

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic we created the Homeless Support Fund, which in just 12 weeks donated more than £500,000 to nearly 100 charities throughout the country that provide support to the most vulnerable who are at particular risk to the virus in our society, such as Crisis who we gave grant of £10,000 in support of their ‘Home for All’ campaign.

Adrian Horsley, Morrisons Foundation Advisor, said:

I’m delighted that the Morrisons Foundation has been able to help fund so many charities’ vital work since it was set up and I look forward to providing more help to support our communities in the years to come.

Local charities are encouraged to visit morrisonsfoundation.com to find out more and apply for grants of up to £25,000 for projects to help their local community, although emphasis is on small amounts to enable as many charities as possible in Great Britain can be supported.

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