Developing partnerships is at the heart of our activities, with some lasting over 30 years. We apply this ethos to all our projects and commit to the communities we live and work in, We have set up, grown and supported many local, national and international charities throughout the years.
Community development is at the heart of our business, catalysing change through high quality investment, supporting small businesses to start and grow, developing quality healthcare facilities and providing homes.
When Vigo Group Managing Director, Nadeem Shah, heard news of the devastating 2005 earthquake in Azad Kashmir he made the life-changing decision to travel to the affected area. Providing immediate aid in the aftermath of the disaster, he was convinced of the need to make a permanent and realistic change to the lives of the people he encountered. Setting up AHS Foundation with wife Maureen, they established a permanent primary healthcare centre in the remote village of Noon Bagla, providing the only access to healthcare for a population of around 10,000 people.
Founded by HRH The Prince of Wales, Mosaic inspires young people from deprived communities to realise their talents and potential. Mosaic’s mentoring programmes in schools and prisons are delivered by volunteers and lift the aspirations of young people and close the gap between those aspirations and their attainment. Supporting the work from inception, we have seen the initiative grow to support 7,500 young people across the UK.
Learning that Children’s hospices received no Government funding in the UK and that families often had to travel for many hours to receive care for children with terminal illnesses, we supported the initial set up and fundraising. Today the charity supports around 250 families of children with life-shortening illnesses.