The Sawday Charitable Trust was established with a 24% share of company ownership as part of the restructuring that saw us become employee owned. It was felt that while the company had always been involved in a number of good causes, it was time to build that into the fabric of how we worked. Now we can be sure that our charitable efforts will grow as the company does. Each year, the trust decides on a cause or causes to support with the funding it has available. A big success story from 2022 was The Resilience Project.
The Resilience Project is a passionate group of youth campaigners who are tackling the issue of maintaining mental wellbeing whilst tirelessly campaigning for a better future. They were set up to help young activists deal with the pressures of trying to make real change and the emotional impact of being on the front line of the climate crisis. Their workshops and residentials equip young people with the skills to keep going when times get tough and eco anxiety threatens to overwhelm.
The trust donated £35k, which helped to fund two new full time members of the team who were trained in running the organisation’s Resilience Circles, 8-week programmes which support young people. We were hugely proud to support a community of young people taking action on global issues.