Supporting The Access Project with an emergency grant

27th July 2020

Throughout the pandemic, the IICF has continued to support our charities through an industry-wide campaign, IICF UK COVID-19 Crisis: Community Relief Fund, through which more than £100,000 has been raised.

At a time where smaller charities are truly struggling to continue to provide the services they do on a regular basis, the IICF has been able to step in to provide that support.

IICF UK recently virtually presented a £5,000 grant to The Access Project, made possible by a generous donation from the IUA. Since March, TAP has held 3,356 online tutorials and is creating a platform so that all tutorials for the coming academic year can be online.

The IICF has already made three previous awards, to St Giles Trust, Advance and the Scran Academy.

Ruth Joyce, Senior Trusts and Foundations Officer at The Access Project, said: “This will be really helpful for headsets! £5,000 would allow us to provide noise-cancelling headsets to 250 students who need them for their on-line tutorials.”

Dave Matcham, Chief Executive at the IUA, said: “We are delighted to make this donation. Extraordinary circumstances require special measures. Companies are encouraging people from all walks of life to enter the industry and it’s good to see how The Access Project is a part of this.”

“On behalf of IICF, I want to say thank you to all of our supporters for the role they have played in our success to-date. I am proud to have seen the IICF represent the insurance industry as its charitable foundation for the past five years, giving voice to the remarkable and collective good work achieved by companies and individuals in our community. We look forward to going even further in the next five years!” said Wendy Wilder, Executive Director of IICF UK.

Find out more about The Access Project.

Watch our video below of the virtual cheque handover to The Access Project. It features:
Wendy Wilder, Executive Director of IICF UK
Ruth Joyce, Senior Trusts and Foundations Officer, The Access Project
Dave Matcham, Chief Executive, IUA
Kieran Jones, Director of Client Relationships, Weightmans and a member of IICF UK grants committee.