We are committed to working in partnership to create stronger communities.
A key part of the gbpartnerships group, the gbpartnerships foundation was established in 2019 and provides funding and support for great causes that are important to the communities in which we work.
To date, the gbp foundation has reached over 100,000 people and their communities have benefited from over £75,000 of investment and employee volunteering.
The gbpartnerships staff team are the backbone of the success of the gbp foundation. The foundation works with them to provide the best opportunities to support local communities, engaging in local events and supporting local initiatives.
2021/22 Charity Partners:
Supporting young people today and building leaders for tomorrow.
Sea Cadets are the UK’s largest maritime youth development charity, training 14,000 young people aged 10-18 every year. Learning life skills through water-based activities. Sea Cadets have 400 Units and 9,000 Volunteers, all helping young people achieve their ambitions and goals through skills training & development.
The partnership between gbpartnerships foundation and Sea Cadets launched in July 2021 with £8,000 of funding for the ‘On the Water’ programme. It was held in Liverpool, Birmingham and London across the Summer.
The ‘On the Water’ programme provides a fully funded opportunity for 9–14-year-olds from under-privileged backgrounds to take part in a series of water-based activities, learning skills, making friends and building confidence.
The programme been successful at reaching out to hard-to-reach groups, with 8 in 10 young people who attended matching at least one category which qualifies them as hard-to-reach. This, coupled with high satisfaction rates, suggests On the Water will be in a strong position to continue its involvement in local communities provided the necessary funding is available.
The work of the gbpartnerships foundation is central to the core values of the gbpartnerships group and our company DNA.
Funding is directed to supporting the promotion of good physical and mental health for all ages, improve wellbeing and aspirations through learning opportunities and to provide opportunities to develop sustainable and supportive communities through environmental, social and diverse activities.
The gbp foundation is already making a huge difference to the communities in which we work and engagement with staff and partners has rapidly grown.
“We’re hugely grateful to gbpartnerships for their support and expertise.
Their contribution enabled us to save costs while also helping our risk management processes.”
Mark Shadrack, Chief Operating Officer, Hope and Homes for Children
"We identified that our current Nurture provision was due for an overhaul and by investing time, commitment and resources - along with support from gbp foundation, Arden Estate Partnerships and Integral - we are delighted to have created a new space for nurture activities.”
Kate Harvey, Deputy Head Teacher, St. Paul's C of E Primary School
“I am overwhelmed by the support and generosity from gbpartnerships and people from all corners of the community who are helping me develop this dream facility.
This bike park will be a massive asset to the local area, especially for the local young people who often miss out."
Hannah Escott, Open Trail