top of page


We're delighted to introduce our Foundation, a registered charity that has been established to directly support our community.

It's long been a goal of ours to be able to establish our own charity. It's part of our ethos as a business to give back, and to be able to help people who need a helping hand, either because of circumstances, health problems, natural disasters or other difficulties. 

Operating our own Foundation aligns perfectly with our ethos, showcasing our commitment to our community. We aim to inspire our clients, team members, and suppliers through these initiatives, encouraging them to explore philanthropic endeavours as part of their financial planning journey.


Amidst growing interest in supporting charitable causes, many individuals seek trustworthy avenues to channel their contributions effectively. Simultaneously, the demand for practical and financial assistance for those facing difficulties has reached unprecedented levels. The Foundation welcomes grant applications from both charities and individuals, with the trustees diligently evaluating each request in accordance with our grant-making policy and available financial resources.


The Chesterton House Foundation is an independent charity with the objective of making grants to individuals and organisations whom the Trustees consider are worthy of support in accordance with the charitable objectives. 

Whilst the Foundation has been established by members of the Chesterton House Group, it is an independent body operated by a Board of Trustees who are responsible for the day-to-day management of the Foundation, it's grant-making policies, and the award and monitoring of grant applications.

The Chesterton House Foundation is registered with the Charity Commission number 1200466. You can find details here.


Planting a Tree
Get Involved

The Foundation is all about supporting our community in a positive way, and we'll be telling you more about how we've been able to help deserving causes in our regular newsletters (you can sign up to receive them on our Homepage).

If you'd like to get involved with the Foundation there are lots of ways you can help. You could work with us to raise funds by organising an event or gathering, or you could choose the Foundation to benefit from your sponsored activity or sporting achievement. Or you could consider joining our Board of Trustees, helping to run the Foundation as well as making decisions about how funds should be used. 

Or, of course, you could make a donation to the Foundation, with confidence that your money will be used to make a difference in our community. There's a donation link below.

If you would like to get involved in any capacity whatsoever please contact us at and we'll be delighted to have a conversation with you.

Collecting Donations
Make a Donation

There are a number of ways in which you can make a donation to the Foundation, including;


Bank Transfer - you can make a payment directly to our charity bank account at NatWest, Loughborough Branch, sort code 60-14-10, account number 62252062, using your name as the reference. If you use this option please help us by emailing to let us know that your donation is on its way.

By Cheque - we'll happily accept your cheque made out to The Chesterton House Foundation, which you can drop in to our offices or post to the Foundation at 2-3, Rectory Place, Loughborough LE11 1UW.


By PayPal - You can make a one off or recurring donation through our charity PayPal account by clicking on the button below.

If you are a UK taxpayer you can boost your donation by 25% by claiming Gift Aid relief. When you have made your donation please also click on the Gift Aid button below.

Apply for a Grant

The Chesterton House Foundation has been created to provide grants that support the work of charities and individuals for the benefit of our local community.


We'll consider grants to people and organisations anywhere in the UK or internationally, but the Trustees have agreed that they will give first priority to applications for projects and activities within Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. At this stage we will make grants of up to £1,000 to any one applicant, although we hope to be able to increase this limit as the Foundation's fundraising efforts get under way.

If you are seeking funds for a specific charitable purpose you are invited to begin the application process by clicking on the button below. If you have any questions you can contact the Foundation at

We look forward to hearing from you.

Grants We've Made So Far...

Home starter boxes.jpg

Loughborough Beacon Rotary Home Start Boxes


Home Starter Boxes are given free - via local charities - to people who are being rehoused from difficult circumstances. Recipients include ex-offenders, families fleeing abuse, refugees and people suffering from addictions, among others.The boxes provide crockery, cutlery, pans, an electric kettle, cleaning kit, etc to get people started in their new home. Our grant enable 10 boxes to be purchased and delivered.


Headway Leicester


Headway are a charity that helps people who have suffered a brain injury, whether as a result of illness, stroke, accident or any other cause.
Our grant was to help fund a propopsed project to create a day of ‘Animal Magic’ to engage their clients through sensory experiences.


Living Without Abuse Expression of Freedom Exhibition


LWA is a domestic and sexual abuse charity providing support to men, women and children affected by domestic abuse and/or sexual violence across Leicestershire and Rutland.

Our grant contributed towards an exhibition showcasing domestic abuse survivor art, which was displayed at Charnwood Arts, Highcross Leicester and Coalville C.A.N.


Lutterworth St Mary's PCC Youth Group


Lutterworth St Mary’s PCC were looking for help to purchase materials and publicise the work of their Youth Group. Our grant of £500 went to help them to create an experience for young people, providing a resource for teenagers to be able to meet, share ideas, and find a listening ear can make a real difference in their lives.

helping hands square.png

Helping Hands Community Trust


Helping Hands are a local charity who help anyone who’s life is in crisis. They provide a free advice service on welfare benefits, debts, housing, employment, family law and much more. We also provide mental health support to those who need it. Our grant helped to fund a campaign to attract more volunteers to assist in delivering all of the services they offer.


Incredible Edible Loughborough


“Incredible Edible” is a community gardening initiative that anyone can join, pick produce, and learn about healthy eating, while regenerating urban spaces and supporting biodiversity. There are seven sites across Loughborough, but the CHF granted a payment of £465 to enable the project to build four raised beds at The Corner Garden at the corner of Cambridge Street. You can follow progress via their Facebook page.


Rutland Community Ventures CIC


Since 2019 Rutland Community Ventures CIC [RCV] has been running creative workshops for people with dementia and their carers – New Memories Creative Experiences – and we have helped many people live with this challenging diagnosis.
The money will enable them to run four craft sessions with support for carers, which includes a professional session leader, an assistant, volunteer help, room hire, a light lunch, craft materials and managing the project.

bottom of page