The Mears Foundation is the independent charitable arm of Mears Group.

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.

Mears Foundation - Building Communities

Balmoral Place is an affordable extra care scheme in the centre of Northampton for people aged 55 and over who have care needs. Last year, as a way of tackling isolation, a number of the residents started a gardening group, working together to maintain the communal gardens of their home. ​​​​​Now, in memory of their neighbours and friends who have lost their lives during Covid, they are creating a memorial garden as a place for reflection. The grant will enable them to purchase, trees, plants and a memorial plaque to go in it.

Louise Riley - Balmoral Place

Creating a Place to Remember

Balmoral Place is an affordable extra care scheme in the centre of Northampton for people aged 55 and over who have care needs. Last year, as a way of tackling isolation, a number of the residents started a gardening group, working together to maintain the communal gardens of their home. ​​​​​Now, in memory of their neighbours and friends who have lost their lives during Covid, they are creating a memorial garden as a place for reflection. The grant will enable them to purchase, trees, plants and a memorial plaque to go in it.

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Octavia, RBKC & H&F have an ambition to create different approach to a foodbank, offering residents more choice and value. The food pantry will work as a shop and will allow residents to pay £3 and get £30 of food. Residents can browse products and chose which are needed by them. Rather than take a bag of groceries that they may or not suit their needs. ​​​​The grant awarded will provide a food hamper and supplies which will stock the pantry and get it up and running.

Becky O'Donnell

Octavia

Octavia, RBKC & H&F have an ambition to create different approach to a foodbank, offering residents more choice and value. The food pantry will work as a shop and will allow residents to pay £3 and get £30 of food. Residents can browse products and chose which are needed by them. Rather than take a bag of groceries that they may or not suit their needs. ​​​​The grant awarded will provide a food hamper and supplies which will stock the pantry and get it up and running.

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​​​​​​​The grant awarded by the Foundation will cover the costs of a Live Life member to access regular support, including transport to and from regular Live Life meetings, training, employment and social skills plus signposting to any other services such as mental health support or counselling. Herts Young Homeless aims to prevent homelessness by empowering individuals to make positive informed choices. Five years ago, 76% of HYH work was funded by statutory funding. This has now been cut to 48%

Richard Hughes - Welwyn

Supporting Herts Young Homeless

​​​​​​​The grant awarded by the Foundation will cover the costs of a Live Life member to access regular support, including transport to and from regular Live Life meetings, training, employment and social skills plus signposting to any other services such as mental health support or counselling. Herts Young Homeless aims to prevent homelessness by empowering individuals to make positive informed choices. Five years ago, 76% of HYH work was funded by statutory funding. This has now been cut to 48%

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