In accordance with our Trust Deed, Don’s charity has a strategy of selectively supporting creation of new registered charities where there is a need – in a manner akin to an incubator for promising new companies. This involves working with the champions of the proposed new charity, provision of founding Trustees, defining the charity objectives and supporting the registration process, selection of initial projects and causes, help with banking / accounting / legal / technology, providing grants and thereafter matching third-party funding.
Friends of the British Overseas Territories (‘FOTBOT’)
Our first such initiative was to establish FOTBOT. Formally registered as an independent charity in March 2014 Mr Hanson was FOTBOT’s first Life Member.
In 2017 Don’s charity expanded this program by creating three Trusts, each with a geographical focus where there is need and where Don had interest. All three received registration with the Charity Commissioners in 2019 and we are delighted to welcome ‘Solidarity With Art and Nature (SWAN)’, ‘Aid 4 Venezuela’ and ‘Aid 4 Zimbabwe’ to the charity world.
The Don Hanson Charitable Foundation
Charity number 1122463
Correspondence: 2 Foundry Mews, 58 Barnes High Street, Barnes, London SW13 9AZ, United Kingdom
Registered office: Linden House, Linden Close, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN4 8HH, United Kingdom