The Momentum Group Co-Founders’ philanthropic ethos weaves through the organisation. Both Chris Bliss and Chris Renshaw have dedicated time to non-executive roles for charitable and cultural organisations for years. Their priority was to establish a charitable foundation at the outset of their business. They proactively encourage the team to find their own ways of giving back to society through the charitable foundation.
The Momentum Foundation was established to benefit local community organisations as we believe it is important to give back to the communities we draw from. Operated by The Community Foundation for Lancashire and Merseyside, who manage the funds on our behalf, they identify projects and provide much needed support for the hard to reach in our communities. Only a handful of businesses of our size have made this level of commitment.
Our aim is to match fund personal and corporate giving with the Foundation and we actively encourage staff to volunteer with the recipients of our grant making.
We spend time in the community understanding their needs and supporting further where we can. We have successfully donated to a number of projects including the Merseyside Women’s Fund and #iWill Fund, two distinct projects supporting both women and teenagers where it is needed most. Our most recent contribution was the Liverpool City Region Cares COVID-19 Fund. The Momentum Group was the first SME to provide much needed support for the community and voluntary organisations on the frontline.