The Fine & Country Foundation has announced that it has launched its Autumn Grant Scheme, which provides an opportunity for the network to nominate charities and non-profit organisations in the UK and abroad that need financial assistance. Amidst the instability of the current economic climate and the strains being felt across the country, this year’s round of Autumn Grants could make a more significant impact than ever.
Jon Cooke, Trustee of the Fine & Country Foundation, says that the Grant Scheme aims to provide financial support to non-profit organisations, specifically focussed around supporting charities in the fight against homelessness and poverty. “Grants are issued in Spring and Autumn, with Fine & Country offices around the world encouraged to submit applications nominating a charity of their choice to receive a donation of up to £3,000. These proposals are then reviewed by The Foundation board and successful projects are awarded with grants. The money presented to these charities will offer them much-needed funds to continue the fundamental work they carry out for their communities,” he adds.
The Foundation donated over £31,752 during the Spring Grant Scheme this year, in additional to the various other initiatives the organisation has supported throughout 2022. So far during 2022, The Foundation has donated over £122,841 to charities.
According to Cooke, the money raised by The Foundation and donations granted in support of so many charities would not be possible without the help of the Fine & Country network, their family, friends, and customers. “Fine & Country agents work tirelessly throughout the year to secure donations to be able to support The Foundation and the work the organisation does for those struggling with homelessness and poverty. The network is continuously finding creative ways to raise money and support for The Foundation, taking part in a variety of fundraising endeavours, such as Tough Mudders, skydives and the Around the World in 80 Days Challenge. The support The Foundation provides could not happen without the amazing effort from the Fine & Country network,” he comments.
Cooke notes that with the cost-of-living crisis placing additional financial pressure on many organisations, the Grant Scheme could be a lifeline to many during this time of uncertainty. “There is no doubt that many non-profit organisations will be feeling the impact of rising bills, which in turn could be affecting their ability to carry out the work that they do effectively. While a grant may not solve all their problems, we hope that it will help them in the right direction and will have a positive impact on their local community,” he concludes.
Applications for the Autumn Grant scheme are now open, to find out more or to donate to The Foundation visit the website.