Buckinghamshire-based law firm B P Collins has announced the local causes to benefit from their £10,000 stewardship fund.
B P Collins’ fund has helped local charities and community projects over the last five years, supporting causes that align with their corporate social responsibility (CSR) values: building stronger communities, providing better futures and helping create safer lives.
From a total of 62 applications, received from across all of Bucks, B P Collins shortlisted four causes that most aligned with their values and invited the representatives of these organisations to meet with staff from Heart of Bucks and over 100 B P Collins’ staff members at a charity lunch at their office in Gerrards Cross. Staff then voted on the causes to decide how much funding each organisation would receive.
The result of the voting and the split of their funding is as follows:
Connection Support £3,500 Based in Aylesbury and High Wycombe, this organisation offers specialist support services to a range of people facing complex life challenges.
Hills Café £2,000 Based in High Wycombe, this not-for-profit community café responds to the social and employment needs in the local area.
Wycombe Refugee Partnership £2,000 Based in High Wycombe, this organisation works to resettle refugee families in the High Wycombe area, providing help with housing, education, language, befriending, welfare and job-seeking.
Chiltern Rangers £1,500 Based in High Wycombe but supporting all of Bucks and the wider Chilterns, this environmental organisation works with communities to provide practical habitat management.
B P Collins has also given £1,000 to support the work we do at Heart of Bucks to ensure that the grants and donations of companies and individuals go to where it matters most and can make the biggest impact on a local level.
Our Chief Executive Henry Allmand, who attended the lunch with our Grants & Loans Officer Catherine Miller and our Grant Programmes Administrator Richard Miller, said:
“Heart of Bucks are delighted to have been involved in distributing B P Collins’ generous donation to four local causes. From a total of 62 applications, the four shortlisted groups were given the opportunity to showcase the great work that they do in the community to the staff at B P Collins, who voted on the causes closest to their heart to decide how best to divide up their grant. Businesses like B P Collins make a big impact in the local community and we’re grateful for their continued support”.