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Giving Something Back

Peel L&P, in line with the overarching Peel Group Charity Strategy, works across charitable programmes in healthcare and medical research, culture and the environment, as well as engaging in social and sustainable activity for the public good. We pride ourselves on positively impacting people’s lives, enhancing the physical and mental welfare of our communities, inspiring creativity, and helping to build a sustainable future for all.

Our giving covers a diverse range of causes, from small community groups to regional and national charities, predominantly operating in the north west of England. Through the gifting of funds, grants, use of land and property, media platforms, skills, resources and connections, we provide tangible benefits that positively impact the outcomes of our charitable partners.

Peel Learning Garden, RHS Garden Bridgewater


 

26 schools supported

The Travel Bursary Fund enables six local Salford schools at a severe financial disadvantage to visit RHS Garden Bridgewater with no financial burden. This has enabled 26 school visits during the first 12 months of opening. 

115 School Visits

63 of which were from Salford, offering education-led workshops or self-guided visits offered to all academic year groups including nursery, primary, secondary, Further Education College, Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and Pupil Referral Units (PRU), home education and youth groups.

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Have used the mental health service at Bolton Lads & Girls Club. Peel L&P’s support has meant that a dedicated mental health youth worker is in place to help manage the surge and increased demands of their Mental Health services to support young people suffering from a variety of different needs.

Advanced training

Bolton Lads & Girls club provided advanced training for their workforces. Especially trauma focused training and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) awareness with an aspiration to implement and embed a trauma informed organisation wide approach over the next three years.

The GROW Project

Our partnership with RHS Garden Bridgewater covers a new initiative named 'The Grow Pack' which is a starter kit of seeds, bulbs, growing containers to empower children to share their newfound knowledge and skills with their friends and potentially inspire them to create their own gardens at home or at school.

Plastic Free

Peel NRE has become a key partner for the Plastic Free Mersey project, which is a flagship collaborative approach created to tackle plastic pollution in the Mersey River catchment in north west England.

Peel Together

As we get used to being back in the office, our teams have welcomed the opportunity to return to charity fundraising events throughout 2021 and 2022. Our teams have been involved in several events including runs, climbs, quizzes, cake baking, volunteering time and support for a myriad of causes. 

Peel Group Charity

In March 2022, a new Foundation charity was established with the sole purpose of giving back to charities in the communities in which Peel L&P operates with grants being made available this year in the Bury and Isle of Man areas.  

Bolton Lads & Girls Club

We’re proud to have continued our work with Bolton Lads & Girls Club (BLGC) over the past 12 months.  

As youth club, BLGC is a registered charity based in Bolton, Greater Manchester and was established over 128 years ago. It was one of the first organisations in the North West to recognise the importance of providing young people with a safe haven to spend their free time, 7 days and nights a week, 51 weeks a year, reaching over 3,000 of Bolton’s most vulnerable children, young people and families. BLGC offers centre-based play and youth work, to empower inspire and build confidence and resilience.  

The demand for the services since the Covid-19 pandemic has substantially increased. The pandemic has had and is continuing to have a detrimental effect on the mental health of local young people.  

Peel L&P’s support has meant that a dedicated mental health youth worker (practitioner) is in place to continually support young people suffering from a variety of different needs, via a mix of online, face-to-face and centre-based support.

1 in 4 children in Bolton are members of Bolton Lads & Girls Club

Embassy Village works with residents to build their confidence and life skills so they can contribute to society again, offering them a hand up, not a hand out

Embassy Village

In 2020, Peel L&P partnered with the charity and housing provider Embassy and the wider business community to tackle homelessness in Manchester by developing plans for 40 modular homes for vulnerable men.  

Peel L&P has committed to the provision of land in Castlefield as well as consultancy and access to Peel L&P supplier networks. Branded ‘Embassy Village’, the project will be run by the charity Embassy. Government figures released in February 2021 found that Manchester had England’s second highest number of people sleeping rough. The vision for Embassy Village is to provide a longer term and sustainable way of help to get the city’s most vulnerable men to get off the street and provide wrap around support to help re-integrate people back into society. The pioneering initiative was given the green light by Manchester City Council in July 2021 and in August 2022, The Moulding Foundation agreed to fund the construction of the project. A procurement process is underway and development is due to commence later this year and is expected to complete late 2023. 

Charitable focus 2021/22 highlights

Organisations we’ve
supported in 2021/22

During 2021 and 2022, we worked closely with our existing charity partners as well as reviewing new grant funding opportunities for charities that work within our core charity sectors. We looked at new opportunities and the ways in which we can enhance awareness of a charity’s work whilst also reviewing how we can offer and utilise assets across Peel L&P as well as fundraising and via monetary support. 

It has been important to review and have an understanding as to how our support can be adapted to meet the needs of our partners following the challenges they have faced in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Charitable areas
of focus

Healthcare and medical research

We support the advancement of people’s physical and mental health, to relieve illness and poor health; we support and encourage research and innovation to ensure the latest advances in healthcare and treatment are available to all.

Culture and heritage

We aim to protect and enhance culture and heritage, educating and inspiring the next generation to appreciate and enjoy our natural world, and our diverse cultural and heritage assets.

Education and support for the young

We support the wellbeing, education and welfare of young people through partnerships with organisations which empower, inspire, build confidence and enrich the lives of those they support. We do this especially for the most vulnerable and complex children, young people and families affected by ill health, bereavement, financial hardship or disadvantage.

Welfare

We help to support the marginalised within our communities including tackling homelessness in our city region (Manchester), through the contribution of land, resource, connections and influence. We’re working with partners to develop a housing-led community with wrap-around support to help re-integrate the vulnerable back into society.

The Environment

We contribute, promote and educate for the benefit of the public, through the conservation, protection and improvement of the physical and natural environment. We’re committed to supporting environmental and natural projects, increasing biodiversity in the region so the natural environment can be enjoyed by all.

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