December 23, 2021
Harrison Foundation steps up with increased donations in 2021
Charities that tackle child poverty and homelessness as well as organisations that support employability and social mobility have benefited from Harrison Foundation donations this month.
Beneficiaries in December have included Cash for Kidsâ€™ Mission Christmas appeal. The charity works nationally to provide support to children living in poverty and Mission Christmas has the specific aim of providing gifts to children who would otherwise go without at this time of year.
Elsewhere, there was continued support from the Foundation for employability organisations including the Foundation of Light in Sunderland, which is home to the Harrison Centre for Social Mobility and the national Social Mobility Pledge, an initiative cofounded by the Harrison Foundation to engage businesses and universities in advancing social mobility in the workplace.
The December donations round off what has been the Harrison Foundationâ€™s best year on record for donations, with total grants exceeding Â£400,000 in 2021, an increase of over Â£50,000 compared to 2020.
The Harrison Foundation kicked off the year with its business partner, financial technology firm True Potential, by providing dozens of new laptops to families struggling to get online during lockdowns that saw schools close and a return to online home learning.
Throughout 2021 the Harrison Foundation has continued to support charities working to help young people into jobs through several jobs fairs and employability initiatives. The Foundation has also continued to support hospices and charities in the care sector in the face of continued pressures arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Trustee Daniel Harrison said: â€œ2021 has been another difficult year for many, with further disruption from Covid, which we hoped was largely behind us. But it is also ending in a positive way for us, with the Harrison Foundation breaking its previous total for annual donations.
â€œThis year has been another reminder of the importance of charitable organisations that support vulnerable people and help many of them into work, to benefit from the power of a job and a pay packet. Iâ€™m proud that the Harrison Foundation has once again been at the forefront of those efforts.
â€œThe Harrison Foundation continues to go from strength to strength with our partner, True Potential, and as a direct result of that relationship, we are looking forward to working with our existing partners and building some new relationships in 2022.
â€œWishing you all a very Merry Christmas.â€