Success with the first round of Barratt Foundation Grants

In October, the Barratt Foundation announced the details and funding of their new Impact Grant. The Foundation are delighted to announce the 12 successful charities from October to January applicants.

Out of the 155 applications, with 3 from Barratt Development PLC’s Divisions and employees, 12 incredible small charities were supported by the new grants. These charities were carefully selected as they aligned with the Foundations’ purpose, had an impactful use for the funding, and also offered ways in which Barratt employees could engage with the charities. In total, £195,000 has been donated to these charities to help support their ongoing their projects.

The successful charities are:

  • The Warm Welcome Campaign: They tackle isolation and poverty in the UK by bringing local communities together, equipping, supporting and connecting warm spaces to help local people thrive.
  • Families and Babies: Families and Babies runs breastfeeding and infant feeding support groups in disadvantaged communities, providing practical and emotional support to new mothers.
  • Sebastian’s Action Trust: Sebastian’s Action Trust provides outreach support services, including emotional and practical support, youth support, advice and counselling plus whole family breaks at purpose-built centre.
  • Love4Life: Support vulnerable girls aged 11-18 to develop their self-esteem and form positive and empowering relationships by delivering one-to-ones and workshops in secondary schools and in the community.
  • Go Beyond: The charity provides free respite breaks for disadvantaged and underprivileged children aged between 8-15.
  • Khulisa: Khulisa works closely with vulnerable young people (aged 11-18) displaying challenging behaviour with experience of disadvantage. They partner with schools to support those having significant experience of Adverse Childhood Experiences.
  • EveryYouth: This charity helps vulnerable young people access mental health support, enter meaningful employment, and secure a home of their own.
  • Parentkind: Parentkind champions parents so that they can participate in their child’s education and school life to the full.
  • Education and Employers Taskforce: The Education and Employers Taskforce ensures that every school and college has an effective partnership with employers to provide its young people with the inspiration, motivation, knowledge, skills and opportunities they need to help them achieve their potential.
  • Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity: Roald Dahl’s charity ensures every seriously ill child and young person in the UK has the best possible healthcare by placing nurses in areas of greatest need.
  • Digital Poverty Alliance: Digital Poverty Alliance aims to further education through encouraging and enabling the adoption of information, learning and communications technologies – supporting those who have social or economic disadvantage or who have a disability.
  • The Polygon School: The Polygon School is a Social, Emotional and Mental Health School for boys aged 11 – 16 years old. The school will be using this funding towards essential repairs in the school – including the repair and refurb of currently unusable floor space.