At least 150 young people from underprivileged backgrounds will be funded through higher or further education after a charity campaign raised more than £1.5 million. Black Heart Foundation founder Ric Lewis said: “Every single pound donated says ‘this time is different’ and everyone who has donated has taken a concrete step in being part of the change we want to see in our world.
Stormzy has donated £500,000 to fund educational scholarships for students from disadvantaged backgrounds. His gift to the Black Heart Foundation is the first major funding arrangement made since the rapper announced plans in June to give away £10m over a decade to help organisations that are dedicated to fighting racial inequality in the UK. The Black Heart Foundation was founded by Ric Lewis, the American-born boss of the Mayfair-based property investment fund Tristan Capital Partners.
Ric Lewis, the American-born founder of Tristan Capital, believed to be Britain’s biggest black-owned business, says equality has improved in the UK since he arrived from the US – but it still has a long way to go.
Ric Lewis, founder of the Black Heart Foundation, was featured in an article in The Times.
The first thing you notice about Ric Lewis is his height. At 6ft 10in this former basketball player is the tallest man in property. Lewis is the 57-year-old founder of property investment giant Tristan Capital Partners, which has a near £11 billion real estate empire, including offices, warehouses and retail parks here and in Europe.