(28.09.16) Liberum Foundation, registered charity of the independent UK investment bank Liberum, has won the The Lord Mayor's Dragon Award for Education and Lifelong Learning for its work with charity School Home Support.
The award recognises excellence in companies' Corporate Community Involvement that benefits Greater London.
Click below to see short video about Liberum's work with School Home Support.
School Home Support works with schools, local authorities and other children's settings, to provide personalised support to children and families, tackling the underlying barriers to a successful education to improve the life chances of children.
In the year 2014/15 School Home Support worked with over 9,000 children and families in schools, many of whom face homelessness, domestic violence and extreme poverty.
"Liberum has been supporting and working with School Home Support for five years. This shows the dedication that they have to supporting disadvantaged children and young people in the local community, " School Home Support CEO Jan Tallis said. "We are absolutely delighted that their work has been recognised with this award, and thrilled to be working in partnership together."
The Liberum Foundation raises money through charity events that involve its 160 staff and clients. Staff at the nine-year-old bank work with School Home Support to develop children’s reading skills and confidence by volunteering at local schools each week and have hosted aspiration sessions for the children and their parents to attend.
The awards recognise organisations that make "an exemplary contribution to London’s communities…they have shown a real dedication to engaging with their local communities in a sustained and meaningful way,” the Lord Mayor of London Alderman the Lord Mountevans said.
“We are very proud to receive this award, it is an acknowledgement of the strength of our partnership with School Home Support and recognises the commitment of Liberum employees” Liberum’s Chief Operating Officer Tony Scawthorn said.
Liberum is an independently-owned pan European investment bank. The firm’s core activities are research, sales and trading in large, small & mid cap pan-European equities, as well as investment banking and advisory services including IPOs, secondary issues and mergers and acquisitions. We employ over 160 people in London and New York.
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