Headway Derby – £500 donation

Headway Derby – £500 donation

The Ten Percent Foundation donated £500 to Headway Derby, a locally based charity, after a nomination from Charlie Whiffin at the University of Derby.

Who are Headway Derby?

“Headway Derby are a small Derby based charity that support anyone over the age of 18 who have been affected by brain injury.”

Organisation and Project Background

“We run a range of services to support community rehabilitation that include peer support groups, community outreach and accredited education programmes. We also run services specifically for family members and carers to support a family centred approach to rehabilitation. The charity was founded in 1994 by the parent of a brain injury survivor and over the years we have continued to develop our services.”


Emma Morris from the charity has given us details of where the £500 donation has been spent. “We [are] looking to spend the funds on IT support to allow us to facilitate back-office administration timely and efficiently. (Previously we have had second hand IT equipment and we spend more time fixing it that using it to complete our admin tasks).”

What is this all about?

Ten-Percent and Jonathan Fagan Business Brokers donate 10% of annual net profits to charity via the Ten Percent Foundation, a charitable trust set up by our group of companies, to distribute monies to charities in the UK and Africa. We have been doing this for over 20 years. The Foundation never incurs any administration costs (other than Triodos bank charges which are minimal). All monies donated are distributed to charities and community organisations.

Why do we donate?

We set up our companies over 20 years ago with the aim of being ethical in everything we did. As part of this we decided that a percentage of our profits should always be earmarked for charitable work and set the rate at ten percent. A sudden burst of inspiration meant we called ourselves the Ten Percent Group.

Nominations 2023

We received over 35 charity nominations from academic clients, business clients, locums, solicitors, transcribers (via our sister company TP Transcription Limited) and staff. Decisions were made to award c£25k to 17 charities.

We have a strict list of criteria in relation our donating which is available on the Ten Percent Foundation website.

Donations tend to be within the range of £500-£2000 per charity per year, although in the past we have supported charities over a period of 5 years with donations going towards specific ongoing projects.

If you have any questions about the work of the Ten Percent Foundation, please email jonathan@tptranscription.co.uk or visit our website at http://www.tenpercentfoundation.org