Charity lifeline for Birmingham women’s centre

Morrisons help Anawim Women’s Centre develop remote support services.

Birmingham-based charity Anawim Women’s Centre have received a donation of £6,325 from the Morrisons Foundation.

Providing care, support, information and a drop-in service for women who are fleeing domestic abuse, facing homelessness and suffering with past trauma, the grant will enable the charity to adapt their services to offer support remotely during the coronavirus lockdown and beyond.

Emily Johnson, Fundraising and Communications Manager, said, “Anawim Women’s Centre is so grateful to the Morrisons Foundation for this grant which allows us to adapt our service during this time.”

“It is thanks to organisations such as the Morrisons Foundation that we are able to continue our vital work with women in Birmingham whose complex issues involving mental health, domestic violence, sexual exploitation, homelessness and living in poverty will be further compounded by the outbreak of Covid-19 and lockdown.”

David Scott, Morrisons Foundation Trustee, said, “Morrisons is committed to helping the most vulnerable in our society. The coronavirus outbreak has put serious stress on the lives of the women that Anawim support, so I’m proud that the Morrisons Foundation has been able to help fund this vital work.”

The Morrisons Foundation was set up by Morrisons supermarket in 2015 and awards grants for charity projects which help improve people’s lives. Since launching over £29 million has been donated to hundreds of charities across England, Scotland and Wales.

Local charities are encouraged to visit to find out how to apply for a grant.