Who We Fund and Support
As a conduit for smarter giving, these are the people we connect our donors with. We create joyous experiences through relationships based on respect, understanding, humility, honest conversations, friendship and a common purpose.
What we have seen from the donors and charities we have introduced and connected is giving based on loyalty, love and laughter.
We do not fund in one particular area or sector as there can be many paths that lead to poverty, social injustice and deprivation, including environmental and climatic issues.
Our current portfolio of beneficiaries are listed below. All have undergone rigorous due diligence and have satisfied the Foundation's criteria and guidelines.
The commonality is that all our projects and charities are innovative and are seeking to break cycles of negative behaviours. Our support is usually for 3 - 5 years until the charities and projects attain increased levels of awareness, sustainability, growth and impact.
Charites and projects we are currently working with
We have seen that generosity is a two way relationship that flourishes into mutual respect, love, loyalty and laughter. The courage and spirit of people working in the charities we support simply takes our breath away.
Charities we are proud to have assisted between 2009 - 2014
Barnardo's - NEET Projects
Redditch Wheels Project: engaging young men and women who have become disinterested and excluded from mainstream academic education.
Revolutions: Transforming disengaged young people into qualified car mechanics.
Young Women's projects: Cutting them Free - work on sexual exploitation projects and report.
Best Beginnings works to radically improve the health of babies and reduce the health inequalities that exist for so many babies and young children in the UK. They were instrumental is lobbying for the implementation of the Breastfeeding Manifesto; as well as launching projects such as Small Wonders for sick and premature babies, and Preparing for Parenthood.
Caring for Courage
To support serving soldiers, their partners and families and particularly those members of the Royal Scots Dragoon Regiment who have left through disability or work-related illness. Caring for Courage is designed to support, alleviate and improve the prospects of all those soldiers in need.
Diversity In Care
Working with individuals with drug and alcohol related issues by providing housing and individual specialist support.
The "SMILE Appeal" is run by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists' International Office. The Charity brings together expertise from a global network of expert colleagues, highly trained doctor volunteers working for free to deliver education and training in pregnancy.
Street Kids International
Now amalgamated with Plan UK Global children's charity Plan UK, becoming a single effective and united charity under the Plan UK name. Both charities work in helping some of the world's poorest young people fulfil their potential.
Funding research and training of specialists dealing with Childhood Self-Harming, Suicide, bullying and addiction. (now part of the Lion's Club charitable Projects).
Target Ovarian Cancer
Now the UK's leading ovarian cancer charity. Working to improve early diagnosis fund life-saving research and providing support for women with ovarian cancer and their families.
XLP was started by the courageous Patrick Regan, and works to create positive futures for young people growing up on deprived inner city estates, struggling daily with issues such as family breakdown, poverty, unemployment and educational failure, and living in areas that experience high levels of anti-social behaviour, criminality and gang activity.
Only Connect is a London criminal justice charity, rooted in the community. Their vision is a more connected, human and just society. The focus of their work is innovation to reduce re-offending.