Over the last 4 years, the Brampton Charitable Trust is pleased to have donated a grand total in excess of £520,000 (including matched funding).
In the year ending 31st July 2022 the Brampton Charitable Trust donations totalling almost £130,000 were given to 32 different charities across a broad range of categories. This includes environmental, health and wellbeing (which also covers mental health), the local community and also spiritual organisations.
At the beginning of the year, the Trust, alongside the College, also responded with a major fundraising campaign to support soldiers and civilians caught up in the war in Ukraine. A fundraising drive was initiated to raise money for the Disasters Emergency Committee appeal and the National Bank of Ukraine (which supported the Ukrainian armed forces). A total of £47,000 was raised and we will be initiating a new campaign shortly.
We continue to support so many other worthwhile charities who benefit from our donations.
One Percent For The Planet
1% for the Planet represents a global network of businesses, individuals and non-profit organizations tackling our planet’s most pressing environmental issues.
1% for the Planet was founded to prevent greenwashing, certify reputable giving and provide accountability. The 1% for the Planet certification is given to businesses and individuals that meet their high-bar commitment – donate 1% of annual sales or salary to environmental causes.
The BCT committed to giving 1% of Brampton College’s annual turnover to environmental causes. We are proud to say that we succeeded in giving over 1%.
Compassion in World Farming
Compassion in World Farming is a campaigning and lobbying animal welfare organisation. It campaigns against the live export of animals, certain methods of livestock slaughter, and all systems of factory farming. They believe that the biggest cause of cruelty on the planet deserves a focused, specialised approach – so are relentlessly focused on ending factory farming.
WWF (matched funding – Land for Life project)
WWF-UK’s mission is to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature by conserving the world’s biological diversity, ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable and reducing pollution and wasteful consumption.
Adopt an Animal
WWF run a scheme where anyone can adopt an animal by donating any amount of money (large or small). The funds are used to protect precious habitats around the world and all the species which rely on them.
The Wilderness Foundation UK mission is to harness the positive power of nature to change lives. Each year they work with over 5,000 young people across the UK, including some of the hardest-to-reach most disadvantaged youth, to offer programs that utilize the irreplaceable quality of wilderness and nature as a catalyst for transformational personal growth and change.
The Woodland Trust is the largest woodland conservation charity in the United Kingdom concerned with the creation, protection, and restoration of native woodland heritage. It has planted over 43 million trees since 1972.
For thirty years, Tusk has supported forward-thinking and successful conservation intervention in Africa. From the plains of the Serengeti to the rainforests of the Congo Basin, they are working towards a future in which people and wildlife can both thrive across the African continent. Poaching, habitat loss and human-wildlife conflict are having a devastating impact on Africa’s wildlife. Tusk believe local people and organisations are best positioned to address these threats, but are often under-resourced and lack the recognition they deserve.
Sea Shepherd’s sole mission is to protect and conserve the world’s oceans and marine wildlife. They work to defend all marine wildlife, from whales and dolphins, to sharks and rays, to fish and krill, without exception.
Serving as the only fleet in the world whose sole purpose is to protect all marine wildlife, Sea Shepherd are committed to the protection and enforcement of conservation law.
Their model of engagement provides unique, at sea resources to assist, serve and support developing coastal and island governments in the protection of their sovereign waters against illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing. Sea Shepherd’s primary goal is to greatly enhance a government’s own capacity to patrol, monitor, and enforce their own laws.
Cool Earth is a charity that works alongside rainforest communities to halt deforestation and its impact on climate change.
They share the most effective conservation methods around the world and invests in those with the potential for best outcomes for people and rainforest.
Innovation is the key to scaling up rapid rainforest protection and the lessons learned in one partnership can often be applied to benefit another.
Cool Earth work with communities who want to protect their forest. From setting up an in-country team to working directly with communities and local NGOs to develop their capacity, all partnerships are community-led and adaptable to each location.
350.org is an international environmental organization addressing the climate crisis. They stated goal is to end the use of fossil fuels and transition to renewable energy by building a global, grassroots movement.
350.org are an international movement of ordinary people working to end the age of fossil fuels and build a world of community-led renewable energy for all, through ensuring:
1. A fast & just transition to 100% renewable energy for all
Accelerate the transition to a new, just clean energy economy by supporting community-led energy solutions.
2. There are no new fossil fuel projects anywhere
Stop and ban all oil, coal and gas projects from being built through local resolutions and community resistance.
3. There is not a penny more for dirty energy
Cut off the social license and financing for fossil fuel companies — divest, de sponsor and defund.
Rewilding Europe is a not-for-profit foundation (ANBI status) registered in the Netherlands. So far, they have nine areas of rewilding, one of which is the Affric Highlands in Scotland. In Scotland they aim (over a 30-year plan) to allow nature and the bare hillsides to recover, becoming forests once more. They are restoring ancient Caledonian pinewood, replacing plantations with native forest, linking unfragmented land (creating wildlife corridors), and remapping and rewetting peatland.
Rivers rust are the umbrella organisation for 65 member Rivers Trusts in the UK and Ireland. The Rivers Trust are conservation experts with a wealth of data and expertise at their fingertips, working with member trusts to make our shared vision a reality: wild, healthy, natural rivers, valued by all.
Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust
Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust believe that wildlife should be able to thrive alongside our everyday lives and that everyone is better off when they have access to nature. They are a local conservation charity working to protect wildlife and help people connect with nature. With a team of volunteers, they care for wild places so that nature has a place to thrive. Also helping people experience the wildlife on their doorsteps and to take action to protect it.
Our planet is changing. Rising carbon emissions are accelerating climate change. Our forests are disappearing. The air we breathe and the oceans we depend on are polluted. Vulnerable plants and animals are under threat.
To meet these global challenges, Client Earth draw on their unique expertise, using the power of the law to come up with solutions. Thanks to peoples’ support, they can fundamentally change the way beings live in the world and protect life on Earth.
Greenpeace is an independent global campaigning network. The network comprises 26 independent national/regional organisations in over 55 countries across Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia and the pacific, as well as a co-ordinating body, Greenpeace international, based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Greenpeace campaigns are changing the world for the better. From saving the whales to getting rid of polluting cars, our victories are powered by individual donations, dedicated volunteers and millions of supporters.
COMMUNITY INCLUDING THE RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC (both at home and abroad)
Family Action, a long-standing charity formed in 1869, transforms lives by providing practical, emotional, and financial support to those who are experiencing poverty, disadvantage and social isolation across the country. Today they work with over 45,000 families through over 140 community-based services. Thousands more are supported with financial assistance through education and welfare grants programmes. Their innovative services reach out to those in need, strengthen families and communities, build skills and resilience, and improve the life chances of children and adults.
FareShare is the UK’s national network of charitable food redistributors, made up of 18 independent organisations. Together, they take good quality surplus food from right across the food industry and get it to almost 11,000 frontline charities and community groups. The food that is redistributed is nutritious and good to eat. It reaches charities across the UK, including school breakfast clubs, older people’s lunch clubs, homeless shelters, and community cafes. Every week FareShare provide enough food to create almost a million meals for vulnerable people.
Jewish Care is the largest provider of health and social care services for the Jewish community in the UK. Every week, the lives of 10,000 people are touched by their important work.
Jewish Care – the Holocaust Survivors Centre
A support service for survivors who were in Europe during the war or those who came to the UK as refugees. It also provides support for Jewish refugees from former Yugoslavia.
The Beam Foundation aims to promote the education of people experiencing homelessness, people with disabilities, and people with a criminal record by providing assistance in the form of crowdfunded vocational training and support in finding employment once training has been completed.
Camp Simcha exists to make a difference to seriously ill Jewish children and their families. Their mission is to ensure that no such child or their family, anywhere in the UK has to suffer without our support. They offer practical emotional and therapeutic support services, as well as parties, outings and events – designed to bring some light at the darkest times.
Chance for Nepal
Brampton College, through the Brampton Charitable Trust, have made a commitment to provide ongoing support to their partner school, Nima Academy, in rural Nepal where they are in desperate need of improved facilities and equipment.
The main purpose of CHANCE for Nepal is to work closely with established and trusted organisations, schools & hospitals in Nepal – to guarantee aid & support to those families in need, and to offer the opportunity of education & training opportunities.
Ikamva Labantu (South Africa)
Ikamva Labantu works throughout Cape Town’s township communities towards a more just society where human rights can be fully actualised. Ikamva’s work focuses on early childhood development, the wellbeing of older persons and afterschool initiatives that keep children safe and off the streets. They have been particularly active in working to protect vulnerable communities during the epidemic.
MENTAL HEALTH CHARITIES
Young Minds are committed to improving children’s wellbeing and mental health. Discover information, advice & support for young people affected by mental health. Changing Attitudes. Empowering Young People. Supporting Parents. Training Professionals. Specific advice on how to deal with the Coronavirus pandemic: With the right help and support, we can get through this.
Place2Be is a children’s mental health charity with over 25 years’ experience working with pupils, families and staff in UK schools. They provide mental health support in schools through one-to-one and group counselling using tried and tested methods backed by research. They also offer expert training and professional qualifications.
The Charlie Waller Trust provides mental health training, resources and consultancy with a focus on children and young people. They work with young people, parents and carers, schools, colleges, universities and employers. All their work is based on sound evidence. It gives people the confidence and skills to look after their mental health.
WORLD / DISASTER RELIEF
WaterAid is an international charity, determined to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere within a generation. Only by tackling these three essentials in ways that last can people change their lives for good.
Disasters Emergency Trust (Ukraine) DEC
The DEC brings together 15 leading aid charities to raise funds quickly and efficiently at times of crisis overseas. In these times of crisis, people in life-and-death situations need our help and our mission is to save, protect and rebuild lives through effective humanitarian response.
Ukraine: Families fleeing the conflict have left their homes with only the items they could carry. DEC charities are in Ukraine and neighbouring countries meeting the needs of people affected by the conflict by helping them provide food, water, shelter, healthcare and protection to those in need.
Or Halev: Center for Jewish Spiritualty and Meditation
Or Halev organise mindfulness meditation retreats throughout the world, teaching spiritual practices including mindfulness as a means of bringing about self-transformation and developing wisdom, understanding and insight.
HaMakom is a place to experience, develop and practise compassion, wisdom, generosity, gratitude, awe, kindness and love. We’ve been involved in organising leading-edge, pioneering and transformative events including meditation retreats over the past ten years – touching thousands of lives.
The Plum Village Monastery is a Buddhist monastery of the Plum Village Tradition in the Dordogne, southern France. A global community of mindfulness practice centres offering retreats and teachings on engaged Buddhism and the art of mindful living, founded by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh in 1982.
POLITICAL AND HUMAN RIGHTS
Survival International is a human rights organisation formed in 1969 that campaigns for the rights of indigenous and/or tribal peoples and uncontacted peoples. The organisation’s campaigns generally focus on tribal peoples’ desires to keep their ancestral lands, fighting for tribal peoples’ survival. They aim to stop loggers, miners, and oil companies from destroying tribal lands, lives and livelihoods across the globe.
Campaign Against Antisemitism
Campaign Against Antisemitism is a volunteer-led charity dedicated to exposing and countering antisemitism through education and zero-tolerance law enforcement.
Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice
Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice is a community-based hospice service providing support for children and young people with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions and their families in North and Central London and Hertsmere.
Anthony Nolan Trust
The Anthony Nolan Trust match incredible individuals willing to donate their blood stem cells or bone marrow to people who desperately need lifesaving transplants. They educate young people about the lifesaving difference they can make by joining their register. They conduct ground-breaking research to improve the success rates of transplants and improve the lives of all people with blood cancer. They are there with support, advice and information for people with blood cancer and their families.
Someone in the UK is diagnosed with a blood cancer every 16 minutes. Blood cancer is the fifth most common type of cancer in the UK. Leukaemia UK support those affected by leukaemia and other blood cancers through the physical, psychological and emotional uncertainty that may come with a diagnosis, working to fund innovative and effective research for better treatments and care.