Monday 2nd July 2012
The charitable foundation of leisure and retail complex Liverpool One is celebrating after its endowment reached more than £1 million.
The Liverpool One Foundation set up in 2005, helps people in Merseyside by supporting good causes. It has so far funded 141 charities in Merseyside and provides £150,000 a year in grants to charities in Liverpool, Sefton, Knowsley, St Helens and Wirral.
For the next two years the foundation has chosen to support The Brunswick Youth and Community Centre on Marsh Lane, in Bootle, as its charity partner.
The partnership follows a successful scheme in 2010 which saw Liverpool One provide a £5,000 grant to the centre to run a community garden project bringing older and younger people together.
Now Liverpool One will fundraise for the centre and its team members will volunteer in the community garden, or provide advice on property management, HR or security.
Chris Bliss, estate director at Liverpool One, said: "We are honoured to be working with The Brunswick Youth and Community Group over the next two years. The investment of time and money will provide a lasting legacy for the centre and we very much look forward to working more closely with the team at The Brunswick."
Keith Lloyd, manager of the Brunswick Youth and Community Centre, said: "The support we have received and continue to receive from Liverpool One has been vital in bringing our vision for the community garden to life.
"Being appointed as Liverpool One's charity partner will enable us to continue to develop the garden project to provide maximum benefit to the community. We look forward to working with Liverpool One as their charity partner during the next two years."