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Shaftesbury contributes over £1 million to community causes in 2021

Camilla Rydzek
29 March 2022

Commercial property landlord Shaftesbury has revealed that it contributed over £1 million to over 24 community groups and initiatives in the financial year 2021.

Shaftesbury's support was administered by its Community Investment Committee (CIC), which saw the funds invested in education, health, arts and culture and social welfare, reflecting Shaftesbury’s corporate objectives and priorities.

Over 20 of the organisations and schemes that were chosen specifically supported young people, including the Young Camden Foundation’s Heads Up Mental Health Fund, which aims to support mental wellbeing.

Other organisations it supported included the Young Westminster Foundation, Soho Parish School, St Clement Danes Primary School on Drury Lane, The London Chinese Community Centre and The Covent Garden Community Centre.

In total 1,129 young people were supported by Shaftesbury through its financial and in-kind contributions during the financial year.

Andrew Price, Property Director at Shaftesbury and Chair of the CIC, commented: “As a long-term property owner committed to the West End, we have a responsibility to ensure the communities of which we are part of thrive. To do so means playing an active role, not only through financial support, but by providing time and other resources, as well as utilising our contacts and relationships in order to help.

Commenting on Shaftesbury’s support, Phil Barron, CEO of the Young Westminster Foundation, added: “Shaftesbury’s continued support of the Foundation is invaluable. It enables our organisation to provide meaningful assistance to the community, particularly among young people, where the focus is improving their life chances through the provision of equal opportunities.”

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