Foundation fund

The Somerset charity has received a Maximus Foundation grant to fund job support

MAXIMUS Foundation UK, the not-for-profit arm of Maximus, has awarded a grant of £2,500 to SWALLOW to boost the charity’s employment support for people with learning difficulties.

The charity, based in Westfield, helps teenagers and adults to live independently through education, work opportunities and healthcare support.

The donation is part of the Foundation’s latest series of dedicated fundraisers to help local charities nationwide.

The grant was awarded via a virtual check presentation by a Maximus Foundation administrator. The Maximus Foundation UK has awarded grantees totaling £500,000 since 2015.

Di Briggs, Chairman of the Maximus Foundation, said: “Many small charities across the UK are finding that giving levels have been negatively affected by the rising cost of living. We are therefore delighted to help SWALLOW continue to support people with intellectual disabilities towards autonomy.

Bev Craney, CEO of SWALLOW, said, “SWALLOW is extremely grateful for the donation from the Maximus Foundation, which will be used to expand the employment supports we provide – enabling more people with learning disabilities to achieve their dream of gainful employment.