Wain Group Launches the Wain Foundation

Wain Group Launches the Wain Foundation

To further celebrate the company’s 50th year in business we are very proud to announce the launch of the Wain Foundation.

Every year a percentage of the Wain Group profits will be distributed through the Foundation to support charities in the UK regions in which we operate, the North West, Severn Valley and South West. 

The Foundation will be administered by a Board of Trustees with a broad range of experience, with Wain Group founder Bill Ainscough appointed as chairman.

He said: “As a property company, we physically help communities develop and grow and feel it is important to support them on a wider level to prosper and thrive by directing support to those who need it most. 

“I am honoured to become Chairman of the trustees of the Foundation and I am determined to ensure it makes a real difference to many people’s lives.”

The main focus will be on charities working on specific projects or campaigns that help improve the lives of children and young people. 

The Foundation has announced its first donation of £5million to fund the construction and fit-out of a pioneering school for children with special educational needs in the North West, close to where the company first began.

Based in Mawdesley in Lancashire, Rainbow Hub currently offers six places to children aged 5-11 years who have physical needs but can follow an academic curriculum. The donation will allow the provision to be significantly extended offering places to approximately 21 children aged 5 – 16 years. 

There will be several therapy rooms, a ground level Rebound Therapy trampoline and an accessible life skills room. The building has been designed with shared spaces which will be used by all the services across Rainbow Hub with a room available for parents as a social area.

The new building is scheduled for completion in June 2024, ready for opening in September 2024. 

Bill added: “The school does amazing work and we are really pleased to be able to support this next stage of its much-needed provision.

“Going forward we are excited to see what other organisations and projects the Foundation can support to help communities thrive together.”