The Charitable Foundation at St. James’s Place has reached the £100million mark for monies raised through fundraising and corporate matching, supporting charities to make transformational change to people’s lives in the UK and overseas.
Established in 1992, the Charitable Foundation is the 6th largest corporate Foundation in the UK. It has four core funding themes:
1. Helping children and young people who have a physical or learning disability or are disadvantaged
3. Cancer support charities
4. Mental Health
The Charitable Foundation has a focus on supporting smaller grassroots charities through a range of grant programmes enabling positive and lasting change to the beneficiaries of those organisations it supports. The community of St. James’s Place, including employees and the advisers, undertake a wide range of fundraising activities throughout the year. A key activity is that around 87% of staff and advisers give a regular monthly gift to the Foundation. Every pound raised is matched by St. James’s Place Plc. The community of St. James’s Place are also encouraged to give their time and skills to charities in their local areas, providing over 14,333 hours in 2019.
The Charitable Foundation’s impact is far reaching and enables long-term positive change for the charities it supports and their beneficiaries:
- Over the past 28 years it has granted over £96million in grants to charities, - £13.9million was granted in 2019 – the single biggest year in grant-making.
- It provides funding and support to over 900 charities every year –, with 88% of funding going to charities in the UK. And 12% overseas
- 1.84 million people have been directly supported in ways such as paying for the salary of a youth worker supporting disadvantaged young people – to supporting the build costs of of a specialist hydrotherapy pool for children with severe disabilities, a further 5.3 million substantially impacted indirectly
For more information on the St. James's Place Charitable Foundation and to find out how to apply for a grant please click here.
Registered Charity Number 1144606