£5,000 Funding Boost from the Allen Lane Foundation

We’re delighted to announce that HHCP has secured a cash boost of a whopping £5,000 from the Allen Lane Foundation, which will go towards core costs and essential admin work.

The Allen Lane Foundation was established in 1966 by Sir Allen Lane, whose publishing company you will definitely have heard of – Penguin Books. The foundation is very much a family business, as relatives are involved in its management and his two granddaughters are trustees.

The Allen Lane Foundation is a grant-making trust, awarding funding to charity organisations across the UK and focusing on “unpopular causes”. While they recognise tried and tested ongoing activity, they have a particular interest in imaginative, unusual or pioneering projects that have not yet managed to capture the public eye. Overall, the foundation’s aims are to ‘’make a lasting difference to people’s lives; reduce isolation, stigma and discrimination; and encourage or enable unpopular groups to share in the life of the whole community”. 

The Allen Lane Foundation currently offers funding towards seven specific beneficiary groups:

  • Asylum seekers and refugees
  • Gypsies and travellers
  • Migrant communities
  • Offenders and ex-offenders
  • Older people
  • People experiencing mental health problems
  • People experiencing violence or abuse

The foundation normally only funds its current chosen charities, which doesn’t include HHCP. However, on this occasion our work really made a massive impact with their board of trustees and we were thrilled to receive a donation of £5,000.

This kind of support is key to small charities, as it provides security for organisational finances and recurring commitments. It allows us to become more sustainable by covering vital expenses that enable us to have better flexibility, security and longevity. This is a huge help towards our 2019 targets, so we’d like to thank everyone at the Allen Lane Foundation for being amazing!

Find out more about The Allen Lane Foundation.

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