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 Peel Project is a community project based in Hull, which was set up to provide essential support services to empower the diverse local community. The Mears Foundation recently provided a grant to commission the Peel Project to work with Mears' asylum team to introduce fitness/boxercise classes.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
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.Learn more