Stormzy’s Merky Foundation has donated £500,000 to fund educational scholarships for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Earlier this year, Stormzy pledged to donate £10m over the course of 10 years to help organisations that are fighting racial inequality. Donating £500,000 to the Black Heart Foundation; this is the first organisation to have received a gift from Stormzy.
This donation will help 50 students that need further support financially so that they can take part in higher education. A spokesperson from the Merky foundation commented; “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.”
The founder of the Black Heart Foundation, Ric Lewis commented; “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.”