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.
The “Housing First for Families” Service will ensure the provision of wraparound support and necessary interventions supporting families with children who are at risk of homelessness. Many of the families and children affected will have left their previous homes with nothing due to various circumstances. The Mears Foundation grant awarded will help to support providing items to assist with long term tenancy sustainment such as toys for the children, small electrical items & appliances such at kettles and toasters.Learn more
Sara applied for a grant to purchase gardening equipment and seeds so staff can undertake volunteer gardening for the community, including seed bombing unloved waste ground, enhancing community spaces. This activity involved 59 supported individuals with learning disabilities who were able to assist.Learn more
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.Learn more