Corporate Social Responsibility
The Openwork Foundation
What we do
The Foundation was launched in 1981 to support disadvantaged people in the UK and overseas. It is funded and supported by the staff and self-employed Financial Advisers of The Openwork Partnership across the UK.
The Openwork Foundation is both a fundraising and grant-giving fund. Our staff and Advisers fundraise in their own time and put forward projects and charities they’d like to support.
Fundraising can include a variety of events. Advisers and staff can support the Foundation by regularly donating money at key events. Teams of staff and Advisers also volunteer in their own time to complete one-off projects for local charities.
Since 1981, the Foundation has supported over 1,200 projects in the UK and abroad and has given £19.1 million to the community. During this time the Foundation has provided vital support for many people and causes.
- helped charities build a school in Manila for children living on the dump sites
- funded adventure playgrounds for disabled children
- helped purchase medical and mobility equipment for people of all ages
- built hydrotherapy pools and conversions in children’s hospices
- paid for specially adapted minibuses
The Openwork Foundation currently works in partnership with Carers Trust, supporting their Young Carers services.
Cares 4 Kids
Cares4Kids is our Foundation’s current theme and is the focus of our grant-giving programme. It is designed to support children and young people in the UK and overseas, up to the age of 18 years. These children have either a social, mental, or physical problem.
The Openwork Foundation comes under the Zurich Community Trust (UK) Limited which is the registered charity. The Openwork Foundation is run and managed by a Committee, made up from members of The Openwork Partnership sales force and staff.
Registered Charity details
Part of Zurich Community Trust (UK) Limited
Registered Number: 1154049
Registered Charity Number: 266983
Registered Office: The Grange, Bishops Cleeve, Cheltenham, GL52 8XX
Christians Against Poverty
One way we can give back is by supporting charities that really make a difference to people’s lives. One such charity at the very front of doing this is CAP who we support and endorse.
Registered Charity details
Registered Charity Numbers: – 1097217 & SC038776 (Scotland)
Company Limited by Guarantee, Registered in England and Wales Number – 4655175
CAP is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registration number – 4135
Caring for Life
Caring For Life is a Christian charity whose purpose is to “share the love of Jesus” with vulnerable people. The charity provides unconditional, long-term support and friendship, for people with complex needs including homelessness, abuse, mental health issues and disabilities, in practical ways and ‘for life’ or as long as a person wants support. Over the years, CFL has successfully housed and supported over 3500 people.
This support includes: a Housing Support team who are helping 130 people (aged 16-82) to find and maintain accommodation; also two 24-hour Supported Homes for people with high support needs; and a range of Therapeutic Daytime activities on the Trust’s farm, including life-skills and creative projects, catering for up to 70 people a week. This support has transformed the lives of many people, rescuing them from tragic outcomes.
Caring For Life receives most of its funding from voluntary contributions from individuals & churches, as well as from grant-making trusts, fund-raising events, corporate donors. Social enterprises such as a Farm Shop and Restaurant, based at Crag House Farm, also bring in income for the charity. To find out more about Caring For Life, including ways to donate, please visit the charity’s website www.caringforlife.co.uk or phone the charity’s mainline on 0113 2303600.
Registered Charity Details
Registered Charity Number: 519138
Registered Office: Craig House Farm, Otley Old Road, Cookridge, Leeds, LS16 7NH