Welcome to the
We're delighted to introduce our new 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 leg up, either because of circumstances, health problems, natural disasters or other difficulties.
Read on to learn more about this significant new initiative.
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.
The Foundation's Board comprises up to 12 Trustees. At outset there are 8 Trustees who are employed by companies within the CH Group, together with up to 4 Trustees drawn from clients and close contacts of Group companies. Employment by, or a relationship with, the CH Group is not a specific requirement for Trusteeship.
Operating our own Foundation is very much in line with our ethos and demonstrates our contribution to our community. We hope that our clients, team members and suppliers will be inspired by these activities, as well as being encouraged to get involved in planning their own philanthropic programs as part of their financial planning.
The coronavirus pandemic has led to an increase in people who would like to support charitable objectives, but often they aren't sure who they can trust to administer their donations effectively.
At the same time, the need for practical and financial support for people in difficulties has never been greater. The Foundation will consider applications for grants from charities and individuals, and the trustees will do their best to help in accordance with the grant-making policy and financial resources available.
The Foundation is recently established and in the process of agreeing on the policies that will guide its work, and we will publish further details as this work is completed.
Once this framework has been established we will begin to seek applications for grants, as well as to more actively encourage donations from businesses and individuals to enable the Foundation to help the deserving causes that the Trustees agree should be supported. If you are seeking funds for a specific charitable purpose you can contact the Foundation at CHFoundation@chestertonhouse.co.uk. Please note that we won't be in a position to award any grants until September 2023.
We'll be organising fundraising events to support the work of the Foundation. If you would like to get involved in any capacity whatsoever please contact us and we'll be delighted to have a conversation with you.
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 CHFoundation@chestertonhouse.co.uk and we'll be delighted to have a conversation with you.
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 CHFoundation@chestertonhouse.co.uk 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.
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 CHFoundation@chestertonhouse.co.uk.
We look forward to hearing from you.