Strategic Partners

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.

Make Some Noise

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.

Exploring By The Seat Of Your Pants

Both the Foundations’ Schools Program and the DARWIN200 Project’s World’s Most Exciting Classroom events work closely with Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants.

Through this partnership every week free resources are beamed out to schools around the world. These include weekly custom-developed experiments and activities, live lectures with conservationists in remote locations, Kahoots quizzes, natural history “curiosity of the week” identification contents, and more. We award prizes to participants.
So far, countless thousands of schools from countries across the world have taken part, and our audiences are growing! For recordings of past events, see

Roots and Shoots

The Foundation is honoured to have partnered with the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) in the UK, Australia and USA to produce and deliver our 56,500 Hanson Boxes to date. Through our collaboration with JGI and Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots groups, we have engaged students in craft activities, art competitions, sunflower-growing contents and many other initiatives.

Through this partnership, many Roots & Shoots members from across the globe have also taken part on the DARWIN200 voyage as Darwin Leaders.

See JGI UK: , JGI Australia and JGI USA

TPP Recruitment

TPP Recruitment, now owned by its management team, is a highly respected well-established specialist consultancy in the City of London providing dedicated support to organisations across the following non-profit and public sector organisations: Charitable, Educational, Health & Social Care, Professional Membership, Awarding Bodies, Cultural and Housing. TPP’s culture is based on core principles embedded within our teams underpinning commitment to helping ensure organisations achieve lasting impact. The best recruiters are those who genuinely care about what they do and use their experience and specialist knowledge of the market and TPP company principles to provide an ethical and tailored recruitment service to organisations and employees.

Don Hanson was instrumental in the acquisition of TPP in 2007 after which he was an active Director and mentor to the CEO, and visitors to TPP can view a tribute to him as ‘Citizen & Farrier of London’ in the dedicated Hanson meeting room. The TPP team likes to support charities in their spare time and as part of TPP’s ‘Giving Back’ programme, and some of the charities we recently assisted included: Goods for Good, Suited & Booted, Shaw Trust, Home-Start, Mind and Breast Cancer Care.

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