Anonymous millionaire donates second time to homeless charities - The Stratford Observer

Anonymous millionaire donates second time to homeless charities

Stratford Editorial 5th Oct, 2018   0

AN ANONYMOUS millionaire is again helping fight homelessness in Warwickshire.

The Heart of England Community Foundation, a grant-making foundation which supports projects across the West Midlands, is ‘overwhelmed’ after receiving a further £2million from the nameless donor who gave the charity £4 million just ten months ago.

The donor, who chose to remain anonymous, gave the foundation £4million in December and requested the funds be used to provide accommodation help for those who were homeless or vulnerable.

The funds were used to launch the foundation’s Building Better Lives programme supporting initiatives to upgrade, extend and develop existing accommodation.

A third of the extra £2million will be added to the programme, with the remainder put into the foundation’s endowment fund, which is invested for future community projects.

Foundation CEO Tina Costello said: “To receive £6million from the same donor is absolutely incredible and further represents the confidence placed in the foundation and the work that we deliver.

“The donor has enormous trust in our approach and has generously continued to support us. We are overwhelmed but delighted to accept such a generous gift and we can’t wait to put this funding to good use.

“It will make a huge difference to the lives of vulnerable people.”

Organisations across the West Midlands were invited to bid for between up to £1.35million from the Building Better Lives fund.


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