Nominate a Charity – April 2024

Nominate a Charity – April 2024

Charity Donations & Volunteers Wanted

Volunteers & Charity Donation Nominations Wanted for the Ten Percent Foundation

Ten Percent Legal Recruitment and Interim Lawyers donate 10% of annual net profits to charity via the Ten Percent Foundation, a charitable trust set up to distribute monies to charities in the UK and Africa. We have been doing this for over 20 years and by way of example in 2023 our charitable donation from our group of companies is £30,290.76. The Foundation never incurs any administration costs (other than very small Triodos bank charges) – all monies are distributed to charities.

We are looking for two things at the moment:

Suggest a charity

We would love to hear of your nominations for worthy causes we can donate to. To suggest a charity please email Jonathan Fagan at jbfagan@ten-percent.co.uk with the name of the charity, anything you think we would like to know about it and any experiences you may have had of the charity’s work. A lot of the charities like to know who nominated them, and if you are happy for us to release this to them and/or for us to use your name in any publicity related to the donation, please let us know. NB: please feel free to nominate charities that have received donations from us in the past. We love staying involved; most charities think our donations are a one-off, when in fact we donate every year!

Volunteer for us

In order to give the trustees some new options to consider, we are looking for a volunteer charity researcher to join us and undertake some background work to a) identify charities that fit our criteria and b) research the nominated charities to ensure they are suitable. This can be done at any time and at your convenience. The charity trustees tend to meet once a year to decide on the main list of charitable donations, and it tends to be around Feb-April time. If you are interested in helping we would love to hear from you. Please email jbfagan@ten-percent.co.uk or call Jonathan on 01824 780937 to have a chat if preferred.

Funding criteria

The trustees of the Ten-Percent Foundation are particularly interested in the following types of charity or worthy cause:

Charities that deal with poverty and the effects of poverty in the UK, support for stammering and in particular children affected by speech impediments, support for people who have Parkinsons, children with heart conditions, support for people who have had a stroke, charities working with ex-offenders, charities with links to the legal profession, charities dealing with victims (and perpetrators of) domestic violence and charities dealing with youth work in areas particularly affected by poverty.

Why do we donate?

We set up our companies over 20 years ago with the aim of being as socially responsible and ethical as possible 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. Does this make us socially responsible? Perhaps not, but we like to think so.

Nominations 2024

Last year we asked our clients, website visitors and candidates to nominate charities we could support and were overwhelmed with the large number of suggestions received. Our trustees went through each nomination to ensure the charity fell within our criteria for donations. The trustees also called each charity where possible to discuss potential funding requirements. We always check the charity accounts as well.

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 visit our website at https://tenpercentfoundation.org