Supporting the St. James’s Place Charitable Foundation

5th May 2020

St. James’s Place Charitable Foundation has been supporting those in need since 1992, making a positive and lasting difference to people’s lives by awarding grants to charities to assist them in the incredible work they do every day. The Charitable Foundation is the 6th largest corporate Foundation in the UK* and has raised over £100 million so far, supporting thousands of charities across the world.

Established in 1992, the Charitable Foundation is the 6th largest corporate Foundation in the UK.* It has four core funding themes:

  1. Helping children and young people who have a physical or learning disability or are disadvantaged 
  2. Hospices
  3. Cancer support charities 
  4. Mental Health 

The Charitable Foundation has a focus on supporting smaller grassroots charities through a range of grant programmes enabling positive and lasting change to the beneficiaries of those organisations it supports. The community of St. James’s Place, including employees and the advisers, undertake a wide range of fundraising activities throughout the year. A key activity is that around 87% of staff and advisers give a regular monthly gift to the Foundation. Every pound raised is matched by St. James’s Place Plc – with the company donating over £4.7m to the Charitable Foundation through matching in 2020.

The Charitable Foundation’s impact is far reaching and enables long-term positive change for the charities it supports and their beneficiaries:

  • Over the past 28 years it has granted more than £98 million in grants to charities, with £10 million being awarded in 2020 alone.
  • It provides funding and support to over 800 charities every year – with 85% of funding going to charities in the UK and 15% overseas.
  • 1.84 million people have been directly supported in ways such as paying for the salary of a youth worker supporting disadvantaged young people – to supporting the build costs of a specialist hydrotherapy pool for children with severe disabilities. A further 5.3 million people have been substantially impacted indirectly through the Foundation’s support.

For more information on the St. James’s Place Charitable Foundation and to find out how to apply for a grant please visit the St. James’s Place Charitable Foundation website.

Registered Charity Number 1144606

*Association of Charitable Foundations: Foundations Giving Trends Report 2019