Pears Foundation to distribute £11million in partnership with the Government’s Community Match Challenge scheme

Pears Foundation is one of nineteen funders, foundations and philanthropists who are partnering with the Government’s Community Match Challenge

26th September 2020

Pears Foundation is one of nineteen funders, foundations and philanthropists who are partnering with the Government’s Community Match Challenge scheme to give £11million to support frontline charities working with those most affected by Covid-19. The fund is part of the £750 million Government package to help frontline charities and those they support.

We’re delighted to be working in partnership with Paul Hamlyn Foundation on the scheme, which will increase investment across three of our existing areas of work: social care, young people and mental health.  The Foundation has received a £5.5 million share of the £85million fund, which will be matched with £5 million from our own funding, and £500,000 from Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

Pears Foundation will be working through its existing partnerships with Contact, Mencap, Carers Trust, Mind, Samaritans, Home-Start UK, UK Youth, the Scouts Association and Girlguiding UK to help support groups who have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic.