Helping people thrive

EECF wins at The Charity Awards 2017

9th June 2017
 
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East End Community Foundation were proud to have won the 2017 Charity Awards'  Outstanding Grantmaking and Funding award on 8th June. We have been recognised for our work in tackling unemployment through multi-donor grants, specifically through the 20 Fenchurch Street Legacy Fund.

The Charity Awards is an annual awards programme, run by Civil Society Media, to recognise organisations doing exceptional work in all areas of charitable activity. We celebrated the achievement among hundreds of others at a glittering awards ceremony at the Tower of London pavilion.

The unique model combines resources from the 20 Fenchurch Street Partnership, building occupiers, contractors and voluntary donations from visitors to the building’s Sky Garden. Donations support a unique grants programme to tackle issues of unemployment and are also part invested in an endowment to create a lasting legacy for East London.

Since launching in July 2015 and thanks to the support of companies including Canary Wharf Group, Land Securities, Liberty Speciality Markets and RSA the Fund has awarded £194,920 in grants to local projects and helped 247 people start their journey towards work.