We are delighted to announce the Lloyd’s of London Foundation’s 2023 charity partners – we are really looking forward to working with our partners over the next 12 months.
“Doorstep Library is delighted to have been selected as one of the Lloyd’s of London Foundation’s charity partners for 2023. With one in four 11-year-olds leaving primary school unable to read or write properly, Doorstep Library recruits and trains home and online reading volunteers to bring the magic of books and the joy of reading directly into the homes of children, either in person or online, who need our support. With Lloyd’s of London’s support we hope to be able to change the story of many more children from across the capital.”Katie Bareham, CEO, Doorstep Library
“We are delighted to be partnering with Lloyd’s this year and to be receiving a grant for our programme U OK? from the Lloyd's of London Foundation along with brilliant staff support across the market. The cost-of-living crisis has had a huge impact on the nation’s wellbeing. The grant will allow us to protect the mental health of young people at this unprecedented time by continuing our vital work with universities and colleges. We work directly with student groups in the design and delivery U OK?, which equips students with the knowledge and confidence to look after their mental health and the mental health of their peers.”Mark Rowland, Chief Executive, The Mental Health Foundation
“Thames Reach are delighted to be one of Lloyd’s of London Foundation’s charity partners. This generous support will allow us to expand our work preventing homelessness, by helping people to maintain their tenancies, develop skills, find work, and gain confidence. By providing digital skills and financial resilience advice to almost 2,000 people, we will be able to work towards closing the social and digital exclusion gap, allowing people to become more independent through obtaining these skills.”Bill Tidnam CEO, Thames Reach
Our 2023 partners
Doorstep Library works among London’s most disadvantaged communities using the power of reading as a tool to break the cycle of poverty. The Foundation’s support will help to empower 165 disadvantaged children from 75 families to access resources over the next 12 months.
Mental Health Foundation
The Mental Health Foundation (MHF) is the only UK charity focused on improving lives by taking action to prevent mental health problems, reaching those most in need. Funding from the Foundation will support U OK? a programme of mental health workshops held in schools, colleges and universities, in collaboration with students.
Thames Reach works to end street homelessness by helping vulnerable and homeless people to find decent homes, build supportive relationships and lead fulfilling lives.
Support from the Lloyd’s of London Foundation will make it possible for around 1,700 people to access an employment and skills programme.
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