IP Group and its members of staff have a long history of supporting charities and remain committed to making charitable donations. The Group aims to donate 1% of the previous year’s realised profits* to one or more charities which have a particular relevance to IP Group’s activities or to members of our team.
The charities are selected each year by the Group’s charitable donations committee which consists of representatives from senior management and our wider team. Members of staff are also encouraged to supplement the donations made by IP Group through “give as you earn” salary sacrifice donations and fundraising challenges.
The Group has supported the following charities to date:
PACE is a family-centred charity which provides an innovative education for life for children with sensory motor disorders, based on the belief in each child’s ability to learn and tailored to their individual needs. The charity runs programmes that combine all aspects of learning and development to ensure that each child’s potential for an independent life and integration into the community is realised.
Teach First is working to end educational inequality and trains and supports committed individuals to become inspirational classroom leaders in low-income communities of the UK. The charity also supports innovation, based on improving education, and social enterprises started and led by Teach First ambassadors.
Imagineering aims to introduce young people of 8-16 years to the exciting world of engineering, science and technology through fun, hands-on activities and personal involvement. Imagineering works with schools to run weekly engineering clubs, giving children the opportunity to build a product through a series of lessons. Children are also given the opportunity to get hands on with engineering at Imagineering fairs and other public events.
Dyslexia action is passionate about providing the right help and support to enable learners and change their lives. They offer assessment and screening services, one-to-one specialist teaching and other services such as study skills. Alongside the support work taking place, Dyslexia action works with decision and policy makers to improve the opportunities for those with Dyslexia.
Macmillan is a source of support, helping with all the things that people affected by cancer want and need. Providing practical help at home, time off for carers or transport to the hospital are just a few of the ways Macmillan can help. They fund nurses and other specialist health care professionals and aim to make a positive difference to the lives of people affected by cancer.
Vauxhall City Farm is a little piece of the countryside right in the heart of London with all the sights, smells, sounds and experiences of rural life. The farm allows city children to get up close to animals and provides horse riding therapy for children with disabilities. Therapy is also provided through the farms horticultural activities giving participants the opportunity to grow fruit and veg for self-healing and mental wellbeing.
Set up by one of the world’s leading aid and development organisations, lendwithcare.org enables families to find their own route out of poverty. Loans are made by subscribers to the website to entrepreneurs in developing countries to provide financial support. Once the loan has been repaid it can either be donated to Care International, the parent charity, or loaned to other entrepreneurs.
Young Enterprise works with young people between the ages of 4 and 25 to inspire and equip them to succeed through enterprise. Programmes range from teaching children about the world of work and personal budgeting through to supporting young people to set up and run their own business for a year.
Sands is committed to supporting families suffering from the loss of a baby during pregnancy or shortly after, alongside fundraising for research to reduce the amount of stillbirths and neonatal deaths. IP Group has chosen to support the Why17 campaign specifically, which is focused on raising awareness and asks the question of ‘why 17 babies die every day in the UK’.
Candlelighters supports children diagnosed with cancer and their families in Yorkshire, providing social workers for emotional support. They also fund research into Leukaemia and childhood cancer, alongside providing equipment and toys, to help create a ‘home from home’ environment for patients.
Brightside work with young people to inspire them to achieve their full potential through Ementoring, working with schools and universities to deliver workshops as well as online games and resources. Through these formats, Brightside helps provide information about higher education, careers and money management.
Providing practical and financial support to 14-30 year olds, the Prince’s Trust works with people who have struggled at school, have been in care, are long-term unemployed or those who have been in trouble with the law. The trust helps develop key skills such as confidence and motivation, enabling young people to move into work, education or training.
* “Realised profits” are defined as the lower of profit after tax or portfolio realisations. The Group’s directors reserve the right to limit any donation in a year of exceptional profits or realisations or the case of other exceptional circumstances.
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