Cash boost from Morrisons Foundation

22 Jun 2020
News cash boost


Aberdeen Foyer, a charity that supports young homeless people across the local region was delighted to receive a grant of £5,225 from the Morrisons Foundation. 

This support will ensure that the charity can provide food and essential items to over 50 young homeless tenants living in supported accommodation throughout the coronavirus pandemic and beyond.

Brenda McGinlay, Business Development Manager at the charity was thrilled with the donation, saying, "Aberdeen Foyer supports young people in Aberdeen City and across Aberdeenshire who have experienced or are at risk of homelessness. We provide a safe place to stay for 51 young people every night. The young people we support have faced really tough situations and Covid-19 has created additional barriers and increased anxiety.” 

“The grant we received from the Morrisons Foundation has helped us ensure the young people we work with have been able to stay connected and access online support. It has also relieved the worry faced by many around accessing and paying for essential items including electricity/gas, food, toiletries and cleaning products.” 

“One of the biggest hits was the vinyl gloves which were not easy to source locally and for those who were worried about shopping, they gave them added confidence and reduced anxiety and vulnerability. A big thank you to the Morrisons Foundation"”

David Scott, Morrisons Foundation Trustee said, “Aberdeen Foyer provides vital work to support young homeless people in the community and I’m delighted that the Morrisons Foundation has been able to make this grant.  Supporting community projects like this is at the heart of what the Foundation is all about and I’m sure our support will make a big difference to their activities during these challenging times"

The Morrisons Foundation was set up by Morrisons supermarket in 2015 and awards grants for charity projects which help improve people’s lives.  Since launching over £29 million has been donated to hundreds of charities across England, Scotland and Wales.
Local charities are encouraged to visit to find out how to apply for a grant.