The Foundation is a grant-making trust that seeks to harness the goodwill, talents and skills within Mears Group to benefit charities or good causes that provide practical help and support to vulnerable people in communities in the United Kingdom.
Up the Garden Bath, is a not-for-profit organisation which takes old and discarded materials such as bathtubs and upcycles them into ready-made garden planters and accessories. On the 24th of March, in partnership with Up The Garden Bath, the Mears Foundation grant supported the bath recycling project that provided the opportunity for tenants from Sheltered Housing Fellowship to learn new skills and use the planters to grow herbs and vegetables, to be used in their kitchens.
Nicki applied for a grant so she could host COVID safe centre based workshops across refugee week. This included cooking sessions, wellbeing and fitness sessions. Funding would purchase equipment, cooking ingredients, refreshments etc. The centre offers a warm welcome and safe space to people seeking support and sanctuary; together they share food, stories and build relationships. Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning, Give
Norton Court provides accommodation for 45 tenants Customers ranging in age from 55 to 94 and have various disabilities both physical and mental. The grant awarded will help purchase a gazebo and garden furniture allowing residents to take part in more outside activities, socialising, having fun and not having to cancel events due to poor weather. What was also very lovely was that the staff also wanted to plant a tree in memory of those friends from Norton Court who sadly lost their lives due to Covid. How could we resist.