News 17 August 2020

Stormzy’s Merky Foundation Donates £500,000 To Fund Scholarships For Disadvantaged Young People

17 August 2020

Stormzy’s Merky Foundation has donated £500,000 to fund further of higher education for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The donation will go towards the Black Heart Foundation’s Each Day Every Day campaign which aims to “provide 100 more scholarships for under-resourced and under-represented young people from across the country.”

The Black Heart Foundation will be the first organisation to receive money from Stormzy’s £10 million fund to support causes dedicated to justice reform, black empowerment and racial injustices in the UK.

A spokesperson for the #Merky Foundation said: “The Black Heart Foundation is an incredible charity and we are proud to make them the first beneficiary to receive funding from our £10 million pledge, announced earlier this year.

“Their Each Day. Every Day campaign is a brilliant initiative and we are elated that our £500,000 donation has played a key part in helping them achieve their target.

“We encourage others to donate whatever they can to help change a young person’s life.”

Speaking on the donation from the Merky Foundation, Ric Lewis, -the founder of the Black Heart Foundation – stated: “We are grateful to #Merky Foundation and invigorated by their generosity.

“Their contribution is an amazing testament to their vision and commitment to higher and further education for ambitious, hard-working young people from the most under-resourced and under-represented communities in our society.

“With their support we will reach another 50 young people, taking the total number of scholars we can help to 250. I want to thank everyone that has donated money so far. The response we have had has been incredible.”