Travis Scott has announced the launch of Project HEAL, a new initiative which will distribute $5 million in community-based efforts.
Four months after the devastating Astroworld tragedy, Scott has announced Project HEAL, a new multi-tier initiative dedicated to addressing challenges facing today’s youth, especially those from marginalised communities.
Some of the initiatives that will be funded through the project include academic scholarships, mental health resources, a creative design center and tech driven solutions for event safety.
“Over the past few months, I’ve been taking the time and space to grieve, reflect and do my part to heal my community. Most importantly, I want to use my resources and platform moving forward towards actionable change. This will be a lifelong journey for me and my family,” Scott said, in an Instagram post announcing the project.
“While it’s easy for corporations and institutions to stay in the shadows, I feel as a leader in my community, I need to step up in times of need. My team and I created Project HEAL to take much needed action towards supporting real solutions that make all events the safest spaces they can possibly be. I will always honor the victims of the Astroworld tragedy who remain in my heart forever,” he added.
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Four tiers of funding have been announced today, one of which is a donation to the US Conference of Mayors Task Force on event safety.
The money donated will be used to help address safety issues at large-scale festivals and live events.