The Duff & Phelps Charitable Foundation, which launched earlier this year, is proud to announce its first Manchester-based grant being presented to The Mustard Tree, which tackles poverty and homelessness in the city.
The Mustard Tree creates opportunities for people to help themselves through providing practical support, friendship, connections into work, improvements to health and wellbeing, plus new experiences to encourage aspiration.
The charity is one of 11 organisations in the UK that was selected to receive a grant from the Foundation, which has granted nearly £40,000 to deserving causes in the UK and more than $500,000 worldwide, in this its inaugural year.
Paul Smith, Managing Director in the Global Restructuring Advisory practice at Duff & Phelps in Manchester commented:
“As an employee-directed fund, the Manchester team were keen to put forward The Mustard Tree to receive a grant – it’s a fantastic charity that does amazing work in the local community and it’s great to be able to give back to an organisation that the team here feel very passionately about.”
The Manchester Duff & Phelps team volunteered with the charity earlier this year and has plans in place to do so once again in January. In addition, the Managing Directors at the Duff & Phelps Manchester office have donated 25 sleeping bags, along with clothing to support rough sleepers in Manchester and will also help to serve Christmas dinner for 150 vulnerable people at The Mustard Tree on the evening of 21st December.
Mr Smith added, “We’re very proud of what we’ve been able to achieve through the Duff & Phelps Charitable Foundation for The Mustard Tree and look forward to continuing our relationship with this wonderful organisation.”
The impact of the Duff & Phelps Charitable Foundation reflects the generosity and spirit of the firm’s colleagues and clients, who believe in the power of contributing to their communities. It focuses on nonprofit organisations that promote financial literacy and opportunity, support diversity and address critical needs or disaster response.
To learn how you can help support The Mustard Tree, visit: http://www.mustardtree.org.uk/support-us/