QBE is providing financial aid to underrepresented charities as part of its foundation’s latest round of charitable giving.
The QBE Foundation, a charitable arm of QBE, has issued grants to support underrepresented charities amid the COVID-19 crisis. The grants are expected to help LGBTQ+ people, people with disabilities, refugees, asylum seekers, survivors of modern slavery, people of colour, and people affected by harmful coping mechanisms such as self-harm and addiction.
Grant Clemence, the chair of QBE European Operations Foundation, commented: “We wanted to give a contribution to charities where we could make a meaningful difference, especially in areas and covering issues where we have not had a chance to previously offer support.”
The charities benefitting from QBE’s charitable giving include: Their Voice, The Bike Project, the Afghanistan and Central Asian Association, the African Caribbean Achievement Project, Coventry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre, Carers UK, Queen Alexandra College, and Show Racism the Red Card.
The foundation also gave two one-off grants to support its previous charity partners, Little Havens Hospice and The Sick Children’s Trust.
“We continue to work with our larger charitable partners, but we really welcomed this opportunity to work with such a diverse group of smaller charities who will really benefit from the support of the QBE Foundation,” Clemence said.