Nisa’s Making a Difference Locally charity has raised more than £1m for local communities in the past year.

Throughout 2022, Nisa stores supported local charities and community groups with 2,142 donations, totalling £1,085,828.

This is a 3.9% increase in the number of individual donations made and a 2.8% increase in the total figure donated when compared with the previous year. Recent donations include funding to food banks, equipment to local sports clubs and sustainability initiatives.

Since its formation in 2008, Making a Difference Locally has raised over £15m and supported good causes with more than 16,000 donations, with beneficiaries ranging from foodbanks, health and wellbeing charities and refuges to youth sports teams, to name just a few.

Kate Carroll, head of charity at Nisa, said: “Thank you to all our retailers who supported their local communities last year and helped us to achieve this fantastic milestone!

“We know that our retailers play a hugely important role in their respective communities, and I’m delighted they work so closely with MADL to raise the funding to donate to some wonderful causes which are hugely significant in their own local communities

“Lots of great work is already underway to make 2023 a truly impactful year and we look forward to contributing further in the coming months.”