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We believe everyone can make a difference

We come together through The Openwork Foundation to support vulnerable people in our communities across the UK and overseas

We come together through The Openwork Foundation to support vulnerable people in our communities across the UK and overseas

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Making a difference

Our mission will always be to make a difference to the lives of the vulnerable. From new born babies to those in later life; every vulnerable person deserves support. We aim to provide help where and when we are most needed.

About The Openwork Foundation

We aim to make a positive difference where it matters most.

So, we work together and with others to support vulnerable children and adults in the UK and overseas. Each year our colleagues and advisers raise on average over £500,000 to support everybody from new born babies to people later in life.

We’ve been the heart of the Openwork family since 1981 and have donated more than £20.8m over the years. We deliver grant, fundraising and volunteer programmes, designed to engage businesses, advisers and colleagues in The Openwork Partnership, to support our local communities.

We believe that we can all make a difference – and our approach to our corporate and social responsibilities helps us all deliver that difference as fully and as wholeheartedly as we can.

Our registered charity number is 1184592 and registered address is The Openwork Foundation, Washington House, Lydiard Fields, Swindon. SN5 8UB

During 2021

£ 470000

Raised

Our colleagues and advisers raised £470,000 in 2021.

£ 543560

Grants

We awarded £543,560 in grants to 69 UK registered charities operating here and overseas.

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Impact

56,400 lives were impacted by the grants we gave to make a difference to the lives of vulnerable people.

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Our impact

The Openwork Foundation provides grants to UK registered charities operating here and overseas. Colleagues and advisers across the UK are supported to volunteer to help vulnerable people in our local communities. We have provided this support for over forty years for the people who need it most.

Who we support

Our people

The Openwork Foundation is supported through a network of volunteers and Ambassadors across The Openwork Partnership, including Owl Financial and 2plan.

To get involved please email Foundation@theopenworkpartnership.com

Board of Trustees

Ian Lovett – Chair
Zoe Bassett – Independent Trustee
Cliff Gray – Partner of The Openwork Partnership
Nick Hayes – Partner of The Openwork Partnership
Tasnim Khalid – Independent Trustee
Simon Jukes – Partner of The Openwork Partnership
Paul Mitchener – The Openwork Partnership Chief Risk and Compliance Officer
John Roberts – Partner of The Openwork Partnership
Sara Winslow – Advisory member (The Openwork Partnership HR Business partner)

The Openwork Foundation team

Sam Tesch – Head of The Openwork Foundation
Debbie Johnson – The Openwork Foundation Executive
Lisa Willingham – The Openwork Foundation Executive 

Grant Committee

Sara Winslow - Chair and colleague of The Openwork Partnership
Ian Andrews - Partner of The Openwork Partnership
Sukhi Atwal - Partner of The Openwork Partnership        
Jenny Close - Colleague of The Openwork Partnership
Simon Jukes - Trustee and partner of The Openwork Partnership
Tim Lock - Retired partner of The Openwork Partnership
Alison Mayfield - Colleague of The Openwork Partnership        
Gots Mehra - Partner of The Openwork Partnership
Setul Mehta - Colleague of The Openwork Partnership
Graeme Stamper - 2plan 
Janet Worman - Retired colleague of The Openwork Partnership

Fundraising Committee

Sarah Hogan - Chair and Partner of The Openwork Partnership  
Duncan Kerr - CMG Advisers LLP, of The Openwork Partnership
Andrzej Kuich - Owl Financial
James Lawrie-Ashton - Colleague of The Openwork Partnership
Mo Rasool - Partner of The Openwork Partnership
John Roberts - Trustee & Partner of The Openwork Partnership
Graeme Stamper - 2plan 
Kris Walklett - Owl Financial

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