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Stormzy provides £500,000 scholarship fund for disadvantaged students


Stormzy has donated £500,000 to fund educational scholarships for students across the country from disadvantaged backgrounds as he continues his philanthropy efforts.

The donation comes just a few months after he made a huge move by pledging to donate £10 million over ten years to the cause of fighting racial inequality and trying to improve as many lives as possible thanks to his own successes that have come from his career.

His latest effort is to the Black Heart Foundation and is the first arrangement with a charity to be announced since the £10m declaration from the rapper. The donation is set to cover the cost of awarding cash grants to around 50 students in addition to giving support to people of any age who need financial assistance to take part in any educational activity — not just students.

The Black Heart Foundation’s scholarships are available for anyone who is from an under-resourced or under-represented community. The foundation was founded by Ric Lewis who is an American businessman that is the boss at Mayfair property investment fund Tristan Capital Partners.

He had this to say on the investment from Stormzy’s Merky Foundation: “Their contribution is an amazing testament to their vision and commitment to higher and further education for ambitious, hardworking young people from the most under-resourced and under-represented communities in our society.

“With their support we will reach another 50 young people, taking the total number of scholars we can help to 250.”