AkzoNobel’s £50K charity boost
AkzoNobel has launched its latest True Colours Community Fund.
The initiative began life last year as a way to provide a helping hand for the charities, community groups and organisations that AkzoNobel colleagues already dedicated their free time to helping out.
One of AkzoNobel’s core principles is sustainability, known as “People. Planet. Paint“. As part of the People pillar, and the business’ wider global #AkzoNobelCares programme, colleagues were invited to nominate projects close to their heart to receive a grant from the £50,000 fund.
Food banks, hospices, homeless shelters and children’s wellbeing groups were among the grassroots initiatives that benefited from the donations.
AkzoNobel is now calling on colleagues to apply to the True Colours Community Fund 2021.
As before, it comprises of £50,000, which this year will be shared between 50 projects that will each receive a grant of £1,000.
Milly Hutchinson, Head of Communications at AkzoNobel UK & Ireland commented: “Our internal survey found that 94% of colleagues said it was very important to them that AkzoNobel supports local community initiatives and charities, which is why we were determined to bring the True Colours Community Fund back for a second year.
“The past twelve months have seen charities and local causes face unprecedented challenges. Donations from the True Colours Community Fund have made a real difference to a number of these organisations.”