THANKS TO SCREWFIX customers and colleagues, The Screwfix Foundation has awarded over £1m in grants to charities and not for profit organisations across the UK during the COVID-19 crisis.
The Screwfix Foundation has awarded more than 200 local charities and not for profit organisations including Papworth Trust, Save the Family and Don’t Lose Hope with grants of up to £5,000. These donations will enable charities to fix, repair, maintain and improve their facilities at a time when many have been unable to carry out their own fundraising activities.
The Screwfix Foundation also awarded funding to support two charities with large projects. Helen & Douglas House, is a charity that provides hospice care for babies and children and Rising Sun Domestic Violence & Abuse provides services for adults, children and families.
The Screwfix Foundation also awarded £100k to National Partner, Macmillan Cancer Support.
Rounding up pennies
Screwfix customers have rounded up their orders on Screwfix.com through the Digital Charity Box, Pennies. These generous micro-donations have meant that The Screwfix Foundation has continued to raise money for UK charities when they have needed it most.
Alison Hutchinson CBE, CEO of Pennies said: “The response from Screwfix customers during the pandemic has been nothing short of inspiring. Pennies exists to ensure micro-donations – those small sums of money that mean so much to charities – can still be made even as people carry less cash and business shifts online.
“The Screwfix community has proven just how powerful this way of giving is and has broken records in the process – with customers regularly making a quarter of a million micro-donations a week during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
A unique element of the Screwfix Foundation is that the funding is solely awarded to charities to help them improve their facilities, so that they can provide better services to those in need.
The Foundation has awarded more than £4m in grants of up to £5k, supporting more than one thousand charities.