OMF is delighted to be one of four charities benefitting from the latest grant awarded by The Quilter Foundation’s Local Community Fund.
OMF was first introduced to the Quilter Foundation by OMF Chair of Trustees, Rick Eling, who is Head of Adviser Propositions at the financial planning company. Shortly after, OMF received an invitation to submit an application to the the Quilter Foundation's Local Community Fund - scoring amongst the highest of the applications received by the Quilter Foundation.
In addition to financial support, the Quilter Foundation are proactive in offering their help in other ways. This includes free consultancy and volunteering from their staff; office equipment; free meeting room space at their Manchester HQ; and even help with recruiting maternity cover for OMF Development Director, Anna Kerr, with Quilter Foundation's manager, Jennifer Piper, sitting on OMF's interview panel.
Chief Executive, Jo Yee Cheung, said:
“Our Learn to Play music scheme currently supports 85 children on free school meals, in receipt of income support or who are refugees or asylum seekers to receive free weekly instrumental lessons, and this funding will help us to increase this provision to 125 children in 2023-24. At a time of increased financial hardship for many families, the support of organisations like the Quilter Foundation is more important than ever in ensuring we can continue to provide transformational cultural opportunities for children from disadvantaged backgrounds and support them to reach their potential. We can’t wait to work more closely with the Quilter Foundation over the coming year, and to amplify this impact in our community.”
For more information about The Quilter Foundation’s Local Community Fund visit https://plc.quilter.com/responsible-business/the-quilter-foundation/the-local-community-fund/.