A grant-giving organisation which helps Holocaust survivors and Jewish refugees in the UK is set to close in March next year.
Six Point Foundation was set up in 2011 with proceeds from the sale of assets held by the Otto Schiff Housing Association (OSHA), an organisation set up in 1933 to rescue Jewish people from Nazi oppression.
But it will have “spent-out” in 12 months’ time, and organisers this week said they were “redoubling our efforts to find people that we can help before it is too late”.
The Foundation’s grants have been used to buy things like stair-lifts, flights to family events, medical aids and short-term care, as well as home technology such as computers, to enhance the recipient’s quality of life.
The organisation is now planning a “fitting and inspiring” farewell party on 15 March 2017, supported by interactive workshops profiling how it has helped, “to ensure impact and lessons learnt outlive the Foundation”.