The Foundation continues to seek Strategic Partners to optimise research, grant giving, monitoring and control. We want our giving to have the maximum impact at the frontline of need, which often means supporting smaller organisations and projects. As our planned grant volume grows, this raises the challenge of how to handle much larger numbers of causes without compromising the quality of our decisionmaking, monitoring and review under the aegis of the Charity Commissioners.
One Strategic Partner is Prospero World, itself a UK-registered charity whom we support. Prospero provide us with valuable research, identification of deserving causes, strategy and assistance with charity regulations.
Another Strategic Partner is Global’s Make Some Noise, the official charity of Global, the media and entertainment group. They support brilliant, small charities across the UK, which help youngsters and their families living with illness, disability or lack of opportunity. These charities struggle to get heard, so Global’s Make Some Noise unites some of the biggest radio stations in the UK - Heart, Capital, Capital XTRA, Classic FM, Smooth, LBC, Radio X and Gold - to give them a voice and raise money to support their amazing work. Since their launch in 2014, Global’s Make Some Noise has supported over 192 incredible charities across the UK, helping them to provide life-changing support and vital services that otherwise simply might not be available. When selecting charities to support, Global’s Make Some Noise takes a thorough approach and chooses projects that will benefit most from its unique three-part promise – raising money, raising awareness and raising the bar.