Businesses are all heart
Heart of Bucks has awarded the first grant from its Community Investor fund to Wycombe Wanderers Sports and Education Trust.
The fund was established in November 2020 and enables businesses to unite to support the community where they work, safe in the knowledge that Heart of Bucks has the local expertise to maximise finances and the impact that they make in Buckinghamshire.
The £2,500 grant will be used towards ‘Get Active’; a year-long physical activity project for people living with disabilities in the High Wycombe area.
Paul Foley, Head of Wycombe Wanderers Sports and Education Trust, said: ‘Thank you so much to Heart of Bucks and all of the organisations involved in the Community Investor fund. We are hugely honoured and appreciative that you selected us as the first recipients.’
The aim of the ‘Get Active’ project is to improve the physical and mental health of people living with disabilities, as well as encourage social interaction through weekly multi-skill sessions. The one-hour sessions will be free to participants and include puzzle-based, ball and equipment free games, plus ones that work on movement and co-ordination.
Heart of Bucks CEO, Henry Allmand, said: ‘It’s fantastic to see our first grant wholly funded by this collaboration of like-minded local businesses. It has been a challenging time for Bucks-based charities and community groups and this business fund is making a real difference to important local issues.’
When a business donates to the r fund, it will be helping the local community both immediately and in the future. All donations are divided into funds that can be used for immediate support and money that is invested. This means that one donation will make a positive impact both now and in years to come.
It is thanks to donations from the following local businesses that Heart of Bucks have been able to award this grant within a few months of the fund’s launch: Ashridge Group, Buckinghamshire Building Society, Buckinghamshire Business First, B P Collins LLP, Chandler Garvey, LP Motor Engineering, Passageways, RH Amar and Seymour Taylor.
Anyone who is interested in becoming a Community Investor and supporting local charities and community groups can click here to donate. Alternatively, contact Henry Allmand, CEO at Heart of Bucks at [email protected]