OUR RESPONSE TO COVID-19
The Stelios Philanthropic Foundation in view of the unprecedented situation as a result of the Covid-19 crisis has had to make changes in the way it gives back to society.
Sir Stelios has pledged to give GBP1m in the next few months to various good causes relating to the COVID-19 in the UK.
Other sums relative to the local needs and the local population will be made available in the other home countries.
The first such Covid-19 specific giving was the GBP150k offered as a thank you gift to the some 4750 front line carers working in the Leonard Cheshire homes.
Other programs such as the food from the heart program in Greece and Cyprus has had to be curtailed to observe the social distancing rules.
The entrepreneurship awards scheduled for the UK , Greece and Cyprus will be postponed for 2021.
We are looking for new ways to help the local communities at this time of crisis – please email firstname.lastname@example.org for any suggestions.
Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou
Founder & President
DONATIONS MADE IN ALL 4 COUNTRIES WHERE THE FOUNDATION TAKES ACTION
£250k Royal College of Nursing for 1000 £250 Stelios Says Thank you Awards for front line London based nurses, midwives & healthcare workers that are on lower salary bands.
£250k The British Red Cross for 1000 staff in front line positions across their independent living, crisis response and refugee services sectors will receive a £250 John Lewis voucher each.
£150k Leonard Cheshire 5,000 front line carers received £30 John Lewis voucher as a thank you.
£25 Glass Door Homeless Charity Covid-19 appeal keeping vital services open to homeless people in need providing practical & emotional support.
£5k Fresh Food to the Front Line with Tim Slesinger easyStorage, delivering fresh food boxes to the NHS front line staff and the vulnerable. easyStorage is putting its fleet of trucks to good use taking care of the transportation www.freshfoodforthefrontline.co.uk.
€300k in Ticket Restaraunt vouchers given to 3.000 frontline nurses dealing with COVID-19 at 25 hospitals in the Attica region. Each of the beneficiaries received a booklet of vouchers worth of €100 .
Also 70.000 Croissants that are usually distributed by Food from the Heart was given to the Municipalities for them to distribute.
The Stelios Philanthropic Foundation’s mission is to support a diverse range of charitable activities,
primarily in places where the founder has lived and worked – the UK, Greece, Cyprus and Monaco.
HOW THE FOUNDATION GIVES ITS SUPPORT
1. HELPING THE NEEDIEST PEOPLE INGREECE AND CYPRUS WITH “FOOD FROM THE HEART”.
This program, started in 2013, offers each and every working day – without discrimination – snacks to people who register and ask for them. On average we give food to 200,000 people who come to our distribution centres each month.
– Find out more on Food From the Heart
2. PROMOTING LASTING PEACE ON THE ISLAND OF CYPRUS.
Each year we offer several bi-communal awards to teams comprising one Turkish Cypriot and one Greek Cypriot, who are cooperating on the island. Each winning team is granted a €10,000 cash prize. Since 2009, the total value of the awards granted to bi-communal collaboration amounts to €3,250.000.
– Find out more on promoting peace in the island of Cyprus
3. DONATING MONEY TO OTHER CHARITIES WITH A DIVERSE RANGE OF CAUSES - MAINLY IN THE FOUR HOME COUNTRIES NAMED ABOVE.
In the event of a major disaster additional funds are directed to alleviate suffering. For example, 505,000€ were given in Nov 2018 to the relatives of 94 people who passed away during the fires outside Athens earlier that summer.
– Cyprus Donations | – Greece Donations | – Monaco Donations | – UK Donations
4. SUPPORTING DISABLED ENTREPRENEURS WITH CASH PRIZES TO STIMULATE ECONOMIC GROWTH AND JOB CREATION IN THEIR COMMUNITIES
In the UK an award is operated in conjunction with Leonard Cheshire, a charity that focuses on helping disability. Prizes are awarded to those disabled people who have started their own business.
– More on supporting disabled entrepreneurs