News Shopping Property: Liverpool One Foundation Celebrates £3m Grant Achievement
Grosvenor has disclosed a significant milestone for the Liverpool ONE Foundation, a charity dedicated to promoting the mental health and well-being of young people across the Liverpool City Region. The foundation has reached a remarkable total of £3 million donated to local organizations since its establishment.
Over the past 14 years, the foundation has played a crucial role in enhancing mental health by offering support to nearly half a million young individuals through over 400 grants. This achievement aligns with Liverpool ONE's 15th-anniversary celebrations, commemorating the highlights of its presence in the city center.
The Liverpool ONE Foundation focuses on investing in projects that aim to improve mental health and well-being. It has been instrumental in providing grants to youth groups and organizations across Liverpool, Halton, Knowsley, Sefton, St Helens, and Wirral.
Working with 314 groups dedicated to enhancing the well-being of local youth, the foundation supports various projects, including mindfulness and yoga sessions and initiatives aiding children through bereavement. In response to the pandemic's impact on youth mental health, the foundation has also allocated grants to fund mental health champions at organizations throughout the region.
Managed by the Community Foundation for Merseyside (CFM) on behalf of Liverpool ONE, the Liverpool ONE Foundation was established in 2009, just one year after the first phase of Liverpool ONE opened. Over time, it has shifted its focus to award grants that specifically benefit the mental health of future generations. This shift is in direct response to the needs of the local community, according to CFM Chief Executive Rae Brooke.
Rae commented, "The subsequent impact has been immense, and we are delighted that Liverpool ONE continues to be our largest corporate donor with a continued commitment to the future needs of the community."
Donna Howitt, Place Strategy Director at Liverpool ONE, expressed her pride in the foundation's achievement, stating, "Helping and supporting young people's mental health is at the heart of our commitment to local communities. To be able to mark this in our 15th year is fantastic and highlights the vital work that so many organizations are doing right across the Liverpool City Region to help improve young people's lives. We're looking forward to building on our work with the Liverpool ONE Foundation and continuing to support those who need our funding to enhance the mental health of our future generations."