Maximus Foundation UK has provided The Black Curriculum with a grant to fund the expansion of an innovative education programme for young people. The charity runs a range of virtual and in-person programmes for schools, community groups and businesses across the UK to promote the importance of Black history.
The donation forms a part of the Foundation’s dedicated fundraising to help local charities nationwide affected by the COVID-19 crisis, which totalled £95,000 in 2020. Grant beneficiaries are selected from nominations made by Maximus UK employees.
The grant was awarded via a virtual cheque presentation due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Di Briggs, Chair, Maximus Foundation UK said:
“The outlook for smaller charities across the UK continues to be very challenging. So we’re delighted to be able to support The Black Curriculum in helping to engage more young people with Black history through their National Youth Ambassador Scheme”.
Jessica Silva, Business Development Executive, The Black Curriculum, said:
“We are delighted to receive this donation from the Maximus Foundation. The grant will be used to further invest in The Black Curriculum’s National Youth Ambassador Scheme, an online programme that will provide young people aged 14 to 18 with an opportunity to create and deliver education initiatives in their school and community”.
Maximus Foundation UK is a not-for-profit enterprise established by Maximus UK. It has donated more than £320,000 in grants to charities and community groups since 2015. Maximus UK employees nominate charities and causes close to their hearts for grant donations.