As part of our International Women's Day (IWD) campaign we asked our people to vote for three charities to receive £1,000 grants from the Foot Anstey Foundation.
The selected charities were all organisations that support women in our local communities, in particular the survivors of domestic abuse and their families.
- Trevi. Trevi is an award-winning women’s charity in Devon. They provide safe and nurturing spaces for women and their families to heal, grow and thrive, and run three centres. Find out more: www.trevi.org.uk
This donation has helped us to ensure that more women and children have the chance to break free and are given a fresh start in life. By providing vital services including a residential rehabilitation centre exclusively for mothers and their children, counselling, 1-1 support and accredited courses to help women work through their trauma, we’re transforming despair into hope. We want to see a world where every woman in recovery can access good quality, psychologically informed, gender-based interventions without apology.Trevi
- The Women’s Centre Cornwall. Cornwall Women’s Centre is a specialist provider of services for women and girls experiencing sexual violence or other abuse at any point in their lives. Find out more: www.womenscentrecornwall.org.uk
The donation means we can continue our invaluable work to help women in Cornwall. The grant has helped us deliver specialist support online during Covid-19. Some feedback we got from women we have helped, included: 'Lockdown would have been so much harder without this support.The Women's Centre Cornwall
- Stop Domestic Abuse. The group provide a variety of services in Hampshire including refuge accommodation and outreach services to all victims and survivors of domestic abuse living in the wider community. Find out more: www.stopdomesticabuse.uk
We would like to thank the team at Foot Anstey for nominating Stop Domestic Abuse to receive a generous donation of £1,000.00. In what has been a challenging and difficult year, we are incredibly grateful for this support.Stop Domestic Abuse
Why do we support our local communities and charities?
We believe it is vital to contribute to the communities in which we live and work and
have been awarding grants via our Foot Anstey Foundation since July 2016, with an emphasis on assisting families in need, alleviating childhood poverty and empowering young people.
We are pleased to have been able to support these three charities and see how they have used the funds to positively impact their services.
To fund these grants our people take part in firmwide initiatives to raise money. Currently we are undertaking our Virtual 8 Challenge. Throughout May we have challenged our people to set themselves a challenge based on the number 8 to raise money for the Foot Anstey Foundation. This year we are setting ourselves a target of £2,000 as a firm.