Nisa’s charity donates over £160,000 in biggest ever funding giveaway

Nisa’s Making a Difference Locally charity has helped retailers to support local projects with over £160,000 in donations in the latest round of its Heart of the Community Awards.

Nominations were accepted from Nisa retailers throughout April and May, and 53 good causes nationwide were chosen to receive funding of up to £5,000 each. The total of £163,000 in donations represents Making a Difference Locally’s biggest funding giveaway to date.

The donations will fund a wide range of projects and equipment, including village fairs, sensory gardens at primary schools, kayaks for a watersports club, equipment for use by Scout groups, outdoor play and gym equipment, and community growing gardens.

Kate Carroll, Nisa’s head of charity, said: “We received a fantastic response to our first round of funding last year and the feedback from good causes that have benefited has been incredibly heart-warming, so we were delighted to be able to bring back the Heart of the Community Awards for a second round of donations.

“With many of us likely to have spent much of the last year indoors due to national restrictions, we were keen to support causes that encourage or help communities to spend time outdoors this time around and we again received hundreds of very deserving nominations.

“The Heart of the Community Awards have also provided a great opportunity for independent retailers to engage with local causes and projects in need of support and we look forward to seeing how the funding will really make a difference for their local area.”

Tel: Nisa Retail (01724) 282028

Published Date: June 25, 2021
Category: Wholesale Industry News