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05 DECEMBER 2022
The ‘On the Breadline’ campaign is being delivered by the Evening Standard in partnership with The Childhood Trust and Comic Relief to fund organisations helping to relieve pressure on people struggling with the cost-of-living crisis.
The Foundation’s £100,000 donation to the appeal is part of its wider £1 million cost-of-living crisis emergency fund established this Autumn to help thousands of children and families through the challenging months ahead, especially those experiencing food insecurity.
The Duke of Westminster commented: "We know that a rising number of households across the capital are facing extreme hardship this winter and it will feel even more acute during the school holidays when too many parents are forced to make impossible decisions as they skip meals to cover other financial demands.
The Childhood Trust provides a lifeline to so many children and families. We share their ambition to reduce the impact of poverty on young people living in London so I’m delighted to support the On the Breadline campaign of the Evening Standard and Independent in partnership with The Childhood Trust."
About the Westminster Foundation
The Westminster Foundation is an independent organisation representing the charitable activity of the Duke of Westminster and all Grosvenor businesses, providing long term sustainable help and direction to children and young people early in life (aged 0-25) through opportunities to thrive, build confidence and raise aspirations.
Learn more about the foundation here.
Head of Corporate Communications & Stakeholder Engagement Grosvenor
+44 (0)20 7312 2341 ext.6957
Across October half term over 1,000 young people in Westminster were provided with free activities and meals thanks to new funding made available by the Westminster Foundation as part of its £1 million commitment to charities helping children and families affected by the cost-of-living crisis.