Philanthropy = Therapy for your Mind

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Jonathan Fagan, Trustee of the Ten Percent Foundation and MD of Ten-Percent.co.uk Limited, with Jeane Lowe, Manager of Centre 63 in 2016
  • The Ten Percent Foundation is a charitable trust based in the UK, set up to donate 10% of the Ten Percent Group’s annual profits.
  • We actively seek out and avoid charities with high staffing costs.
  • We support charities that concentrate on actual charity rather than maintaining a corporate structure.

The Ten Percent Foundation has been managing the charitable donations of the Ten Percent Group of websites for over 20 years, researching and identifying smaller sized charities in the UK and Africa that are able to specifically identify a project or a use for our company money.

  • We decide how the money donated by the Ten Percent group of companies is spent.
  • Our clients and service users nominate charities and small organisations.
  • We also identify charities, promote them to our clients and explain what the money will go towards. 

The Ten Percent Foundation Trustees

Jonathan Fagan

Jonathan Fagan

trustee

Jonathan Fagan is the founder and Managing Director of Ten-Percent.co.uk Limited and a director of Jonathan Fagan Business Brokers Limited and TP Transcription Limited. He set up the Ten Percent Foundation in 2003.

Jeremy Fagan

trustee

Jeremy Fagan has been a trustee of the Ten Percent Foundation for over 5 years. He is a vicar in the Church of England Liverpool Diocese and a trustee of a number of charities. He is a school governor in Kirkby and has the misfortune of being Jonathan Fagan’s brother.

Anna Gresty

Anna Gresty

TRUSTEE

Anna Gresty is Managing Director of TP Transcription Limited, one of the three companies directly linked to the Ten Percent Foundation. A former primary school teacher, Anna has two children, one with a heart condition, and she has a keen interest in charities supporting children with health issues. 

Background

The Ten-Percent Foundation was set up in 2002 as a charitable trust specifically to distribute the donation Ten-Percent.co.uk Limited gives each year to charities. This includes the Ten-Percent Group of recruitment websites, which includes our Legal Recruitment services (ten-percent.co.uk, interimlawyers.co.uk and jonathanfagan.co.uk) and also our related company TP Transcription Limited (tptranscription.co.uk and universitytranscriptions.co.uk). We donate 10% of net profits each year to the Foundation, which is a registered Charitable Trust in the UK (reg no 1095812). This is following the tithe principle from mediaeval times, although there are no links between the company or the charity to any religion.

The Directors of Ten-Percent.co.uk Limited are firm believers in the notion of corporate responsibility and we strongly encourage businesses around the world to take a similar step in promoting philanthropy. We maintain a page detailing other companies who donate a percentage of profit or turnover to charitable causes – details of these can be found here.

Our Commitment

Our commitment to annual charitable donations is set down in our Articles of Association. So far we have donated over £175,000 (to 2022). It is our business aim to ensure a healthy growth for the company and at the same time spend 10% of our income supporting charitable causes both in the UK and overseas. We enjoy the process of giving away our profits each year, once we have got over watching the money disappear from our bank account, and it is always nice to get positive responses from the charities we donate to and it makes us feel a bit better.

We try to find charities with specific projects we can follow up on, and prefer smaller sized charities to the large ones, especially those with CEO’s earning shed loads of cash (you know who you are – click here for our article on this). Our clients will also nominate charities, particularly those they are personally involved with or who have been of assistance, and we like to support small charities related to the legal profession.

Donations to Date

A list of the donations we have made since 2000, when we started trading, can be found on our Projects page. NB: the years below refer to our financial years – our companies tend to donate the amounts due 12 months later.

In 2000-2001 we (the Ten Percent group of websites) donated £500.
In 2001-2002 we donated £1,983.80 to the Ten-Percent Foundation.
In 2002-2003 we donated £3,943.40 to the Ten-Percent Foundation.
In 2003-2004 we donated £4,076.40 to the Ten-Percent Foundation.
In 2004-2005 we donated £5,652.00 to the Ten-Percent Foundation.
In 2005-2006 we donated £6,602.90 to the Ten-Percent Foundation.
In 2006-2007 we donated £8,757.20 to the Ten-Percent Foundation.
In 2007-2008 we donated £7,350.00 to the Ten-Percent Foundation.
In 2008-2009 we donated £1,128 to the Ten-Percent Foundation.
In 2009-2010 we donated £3,952 to the Ten-Percent Foundation.
In 2010-2011 we donated £3,865.30 to the Ten-Percent Foundation.
In 2011-2012 we donated £902.10 to the Ten-Percent Foundation.
In 2012-2013 we donated £7,450.20 to the Ten-Percent Foundation.
In 2013-2014 we donated £10,656.00 to the Ten-Percent Foundation.
In 2014-2015 we donated £13,549.70 to the Ten-Percent Foundation.
In 2015-2016 we donated £11,722.74 to the Ten-Percent Foundation.
In 2016-2017 we donated £9,887.14 to the Ten-Percent Foundation.
In 2017-2018 we donated £8,214.49 to the Ten-Percent Foundation.
In 2018-2019 we donated £8,672.64 to the Ten Percent Foundation.
In 2019-2020 we donated £19,413.10 to the Ten Percent Foundation.
In 2020-2021 we donated £19,317.30 to the Ten-Percent Foundation.
In 2021-2022 we donated £25,469.80 to the Ten-Percent Foundation.
In 2022-2023 we donated £30,290.76 to the Ten-Percent Foundation

 

Total amount donated to date:

£213,059.97