£100,000 donation to Comic relief as part of a UK-wide appeal to support the cost-of-living crisis

The Barratt Foundation has announced a £100,000 donation to Comic relief as part of a UK-wide appeal to support the cost-of-living crisis. The Barratt Foundation was compelled to support families impacted by the cost-of-living crisis, from the Disasters & Emergencies Fund.

The total so far has passed the £4 million mark – with more than two-thirds already given out in grants to charities helping the most disadvantaged people across Britain. It also marks the biggest donation to charities from any group in response to the cost-of-living crisis. The funding will be issued into two phases, with the first being a series of micro-grants which have already been disbursed to 94 charities in England (including 22 in London), 58 in Scotland, 27 in Northern Ireland, and eight in Wales. These will enable the funds to directly support communities at a local level. The second phase of funding will be given in larger grants to no more than a dozen charities.

David Thomas, Chief Executive at Barratt Developments PLC, said: “With rising costs, lots of families will need assistance, so The Barratt Foundation is pleased to donate £100,000 to this great campaign in partnership with Comic Relief.” The Barratt Foundation’s donation will make a real difference to up to 10,000 families across the UK and is part of our commitment to support national and local causes, with a particular focus on promoting social inclusion, physical and mental health, education and opportunity.