We support local communities because we recognise the value it creates.
One way we seek to ensure our investments create social value is supporting local community causes. In 2019, the Group launched a new community partnership with Schoolreaders, a charity that supports primary school children to improve childhood literacy through one-to-one reading practice.
This partnership is focused on funding new volunteers to increase the coverage of their literacy mentoring scheme and is targeted in the locations in which the Group has assets. The three-year partnership aims to recruit and support 39 volunteers in 2020, which is expected to benefit c.600 school children.