Andrews Charitable Trust (ACT), one of two charitable trusts that wholly own Keynsham-based Andrews, has announced that grants totaling £30,000 have been awarded to a range of “deserving” community groups nationwide.
Every year, Andrews Property Group claims to give “a minimum of 35%” of its profits to its two charitable shareholders. ACT then selects innovative new community projects to receive grants of £2,000 each and the latest round includes recipients that deliver support to those recovering from alcoholism; tailored guidance to the long-term unemployed; community initiatives in areas of social deprivation; and health and wellbeing initiatives.
David Westgate, group chief executive of Andrews Property Group and a trustee of ACT, said: “Each year, the team at ACT looks for grant recipients whose projects demonstrate creative and innovative ways of reaching the most vulnerable in society, as well as those with an inspirational and passionate project leader.
“It’s nothing less than staggering that each year we’re presented with more and more motivating projects that provide a real benefit to those that they’re designed to reach. The enthusiasm and commitment of the leaders that are behind these initiatives is contagious and it’s just a pity that we’re not able to support more of them.”
He added: “I’m very much looking forward to the difference that these funds will make to their work over the coming year.”
According to ACT, further details of the organisations receiving grants from ACT will be announced “throughout 2018” as they receive their funds.
Applications for future grants will open later in the year and details will be made available at: www.andrewscharitabletrust.org.uk/who-we-fund/christian-community-grants/