Invesco EMEA: Helping our communities in a time of need
Charities are being directly affected by the loss of fundraising during these unprecedented times but the demand for their services has never been more important. Below is a summary of the contributions we’ve made,all demonstrating how Invesco Cares and our employees are making a difference in our local communities. To date, our EMEA-based employees have donated more than £105,000 across 13 charities.
“This is absolutely incredible! Thank you so much. This will make a huge difference right now and I honestly don't even know what to say. As you know, it is really tough for us (and all charities) right now so this grant provides us much needed security at a time of such uncertainty.“ Maria Kuzak, Fundraising Manager, CALM
Our Charity of the Year - CALM
The charity committee met again on the 8th April to consider further emergency funding requests.
CALM, our charity of the year, have been particularly hard hit with their funding streams cut off in the main and have had to furlough a quarter of head office staff to keep the helpline service running. To make sure that CALM services are available to all throughout this crisis we made a significant donation to support them when they need it most, but also recognise the revenue that we would have achieved through colleagues fundraising and other events.
212 Invesco colleagues also generously agreed to donate at least one hour of their salary from their April payroll.
This charity is based in Henley, supporting low income families with a number of initiatives but the most pressing need for them at the moment is their foodbank.
A previous charity partner of ours who are anticipating a 30% increase in calls to their helpline have seen a dramatic drop in funding, when people need their Admiral Nurses (specialist dementia nurses) most.
Clapton Common Boys Club
Based in north London, this charity provides social support to children and young people who have SEND education and learning disabilities. The charity applied for emergency funding to launch a new online educational and emotional support system to engage their users in positive activity making and stimulating support so that their mental health and emotional levels remain stable.
Riverside Counselling Service
This service near Henley supports children and young adults with their mental health. The crisis has seen them have to quickly pivot to an online way of working to continue their vital support and thankfully we were able to help them with funding for that.
Single Homeless Project
A London-wide charity working to prevent homelessness and transform lives. As the number of Londoners infected with Covid-19 coronavirus rises daily, the homeless people SHP supports across the capital are even more vulnerable than ever.
CLIC Sargent, last year's charity of the year have also been in touch, along with Sue Ryder Hospice Care and Haven House children's hospice – all charities that Invesco colleagues nominated for our charity of the year and have supported as long-term partners. We have donated to all three of these emergency appeals.
Finally, a charity that we have a relationship in east London, Young & Inspire, who serve the poorest families and their children with breakfast clubs and homework clubs during term time have pivoted to supplying breakfast boxes to those most in need for the next eight weeks and our funding will go towards this new initiative.
Claire Myers, Invesco Cares Manager commented; "I'm pleased that the Invesco Cares Foundation is able to support charities in need at this time. The committee have spent time looking at each emergency appeal in turn to make the right decisions so that our support can make the biggest difference right now”
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