Ford Motor Company Fund, the philanthropic arm of Ford Motor Company, working with their international grant-making partner GlobalGiving, has announced a £1 million investment to the end of 2025 to support Halewood and the wider Liverpool city region.
The community investment underpins Ford's £355 million commitment announced in 2022 to its Halewood Plant on Merseyside which is transitioning to electric vehicle power unit production from later this year.
Ford Fund's aim is to expand access to essential services including food provision for the underserved as well as educating and preparing young people for the future world of work, bridging the gap between teaching and real-world industry experience. Ford Fund and GlobalGiving will collaborate with key partners including Torrington Drive Community Association (TDCA), Liverpool Life Sciences UTC and Strawberry Field.
"As the global philanthropic arm of the company, we are delighted to work with our Ford teams and non-profit partners around the world to expand access to opportunities to help people and communities move forward," said Mary Culler, President, Ford Motor Company Fund.
Lee Meyers, Plant Manager at Halewood, told @Ford: "This year we are celebrating the 60th anniversary of Ford Halewood plant with our first power units for electric vehicles. Ford and its employees are fully committed to our community, and it is wonderful to continue to expand and strengthen our outreach, working with key partners in Halewood and the wider region to help make a difference to local people's lives."
Ford Fund is committed to investing in communities where Ford has a manufacturing presence. Ford's Halewood Plant has long been at the heart of the community, with employees donating wages and food items to support a number of charitable endeavours over many years. The shop floor charity committee, founded in 1983, passed the £1 million donation total in 2015, and is focused on the changing needs of its local area.