Whilst we may be unusually quiet at the moment, we have been working alongside our local community. We thought you might like to know what we’re up to.
What we're doing
Over the last two weeks, British Land’s Communities team has been working with our network of local partners to identify how together we can best support them. We will be sharing details soon.
Community Investment Fund
British Land has been able to re-deploy the remaining £250,000 within British Land's Corporate Investment Fund, directly to help communities across the country respond to the impact of Covid-19 over the next few months.
We have doubled our annual donation to Shelter to £50,000 to support their helpline, which has seen a sharp rise in calls from people worried about their jobs and homes as a result of the virus.
We know many of you will be offering support wherever you can, if you’d like to do more or need support, do get in contact firstname.lastname@example.org
British Land Pride Alliance
Here at Whiteley, we are also proud to work with our joint owners British Land in advocating equality, opportunity, and support for LGBT+ inclusion, through their Pride Alliance. This year we're supporting School Diversity Week 2020 from June 22nd, with our charity partner Just Like Us. It’s a week designed commencing 22nd June 2020, to support young people, by celebrating LGBTQ+ diversity and equality in education. While many students are still at home (or even in the school holidays) there are still lots of ways to get involved. Parents, carers, and educators can find out more here: https://www.justlikeus.org/sdw
National Literacy Trust
Something especially for all the parents, carers, and homeschoolers. Take a look at the new Family Zone which has been created by our long-term partner, the National Literacy Trust. It's an inspirational resource if you’re in need of some new ideas to keep the kids entertained while learning. It’s packed full of fun activities for children up to 12, supporting their reading and writing development. https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/
We are also delighted to be working with the National Literacy Trust on the donation of book bundles for local community groups, and hopefully later in the year we'll also be able to bring you a range of virtual storytelling events.
These are unprecedented times and we hope you’re all staying at home and that you and your families are safe and well.
We look forward to seeing you back at Whiteley very soon.