The grant, which is awarded over the next 12 months, supports Blue Cabin’s ongoing work to improve outcomes for care-experienced children and young people, through a range of creative programmes.
Jenny Young, Director of Blue Cabin, said: “The Garfield Weston Foundation supports charities across the UK which make a positive difference in areas including the environment, education, health and the arts.
“We’re so grateful that the work of Blue Cabin will also now be supported by the Foundation. All our funders and supporters make it possible for us to improve the lives of children and young people with care experience, here in the North East of England and further afield.”
The Garfield Weston Foundation is a family founded grant-maker that gives money to support a wide range of charities across the UK. In total it donates around £90 million each year.
Willard Garfield Weston, a Canadian businessman, moved to the UK with his family in the 1930s. He created the Foundation in 1958 with an endowment of shares in his company, Associated British Foods Wittington Investments. In doing so, he gave away 80% of the Weston family’s wealth for the benefit of the nation.
Blue Cabin receives core funding from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Segelman Trust, Sir James Knott Trust and the Garfield Weston Foundation.
Find out about all our core funders here.