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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Beacon House is a homeless charity providing a wide variety of support to vulnerable adults in Colchester. These include occupational therapy, wellbeing and healthcare facilities. The grant awarded by the Foundation will enable the charity to continue the work they have been doing for over 20 years and for them to evolve to meet the diversity of their service users.

Diane Keay - Colchester

Supporting the Homeless

Beacon House is a homeless charity providing a wide variety of support to vulnerable adults in Colchester. These include occupational therapy, wellbeing and healthcare facilities. The grant awarded by the Foundation will enable the charity to continue the work they have been doing for over 20 years and for them to evolve to meet the diversity of their service users.

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Diane and her team will be providing an opportunity for local older people to have a safe environment in which to interact with their peers following what has been a very difficult year. Older people have been some of the most isolated within our community and many have lost confidence to venture out at all following this pandemic. Having a safe environment in which to step back into society will hopefully be a starting point for many older people and will give them the confidence to do more.

Diane Keay - Rotherham

Supporting Age UK - Cambridgeshire & Peterborough

Diane and her team will be providing an opportunity for local older people to have a safe environment in which to interact with their peers following what has been a very difficult year. Older people have been some of the most isolated within our community and many have lost confidence to venture out at all following this pandemic. Having a safe environment in which to step back into society will hopefully be a starting point for many older people and will give them the confidence to do more.

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