Record first quarter for Nisa’s charity
Nisa’s Making a Difference Locally charity saw a record first quarter in terms of partner engagement, with Nisa retailers donating their highest ever Q1 total.
Nisa stores supported good causes with 585 donations throughout the first quarter of 2021, totalling £264,470, the most ever donated by retailers via Making a Difference Locally during a Q1 period and also the highest number of individual donations made.
322 donations totalling £165,551 were made to good causes across the UK during March alone, and the strong Q1 follows a record month in December which saw MADL’s highest ever monthly total donated.
Kate Carroll, Nisa’s Head of Charity said: “We’re delighted that Q1 was the highest ever first quarter we’ve had in terms of partner engagement and we hope the funds donated will make a real difference for the hundreds of small charities and local community groups to receive them so far this year.
Many good causes are still struggling to fundraise due to nationwide restrictions but their services have never been more needed
“Many good causes are still struggling to fundraise due to nationwide restrictions but their services have never been more needed, and it’s been truly heart-warming to see how Nisa partners have really responded to the needs of their local communities.”
Since its formation in 2008, Making a Difference Locally has raised over £12.6m and supported charities and other good causes with over 13,000 donations.
Making a Difference Locally also launched a second round of its Heart of the Community Awards initiative last week, which enables Nisa partners to nominate a local community project to receive funding of up to £5,000 and will see causes benefit from donations totalling £150,000.