Our current charity partner

The Openwork Foundation works with established charities to support long-term initiatives.

Our current charity partner is Carers Trust.

Carers Trust (formerly The Princess Royal Trust for Carers) supports more young carers than any other organisation in the UK. The charity was set up on the initiative of HRH The Princess Royal in 1991, to help carers gain recognition and provide them with the support required to meet their diverse needs.
Carers Trust has been our chosen charity partner since 2012 and we support its important work with a £50,000 annual grant. In 2013, our funding helped over 3,500 young carers benefit from the support of Carers Trust and its local support services.

 As part of our funding, we support two grant programmes:

  • Opening Doors helps to identify young carers to enable them to access Carers Trust’s services. 
  • Respite Break is a focused programme to allow those undertaking the heaviest caring roles to attend a relief break aimed at increasing their self-awareness and identifying their aspirations.


Our previous partners

  • The Philippine Community Fund (PCF) works in the most depressed areas of the Philippines with children and families living and working on the rubbish dumps.  In December 2010, the new Openwork Foundation School in Manila, Philippines was officially opened. This three-year project was made possible by the fundraising efforts of Openwork advisers and employees. We’re now supporting PCF's Income Generation Programme, which helps to cover the operational costs of the school. We do this through collecting ring-pulls from cans that the children's parents recycle to create unique and interesting gifts.

    Opening of the Openwork School

  • Together for Short Lives (previously Children’s Hospices UK) represents life-limited and life-threatened children, young people and their families to get the best possible care and support from the moment of diagnosis. During our partnership, we funded the Care and Development and External Affairs teams. More latterly, the External Affairs Director has secured £40m from the government since 2009 for the development of children’s hospice and palliative care services. 
Openwork advisers and employees also sponsor grants for capital and revenue funding to support disadvantaged children, in the UK and overseas. Find out more about the organisations that benefit »