Julia and Hans Rausing announce £3.5m Foodbank Fund

Julia and Hans Rausing are launching a £10 million grants programme to support charities and food banks across the UK to help tackle the growing food poverty crisis. Following the £3.5 million cornerstone donation to the Trussell Trust’s emergency foodbank appeal last month, Julia and Hans Rausing are launching the Food Bank Fund in which an additional £3.5 million will be donated. The Fund is open to all food banks across the UK. The Fund will help food banks meet the rising demand across the UK as well as to assist…

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Julia and Hans Rausing pledge £3.5 million to Trussell Trust emergency food bank appeal

Julia and Hans Rausing have pledged £3.5 million to the Trussell Trust’s emergency appeal to support its network of 1,300 foodbanks in what is expected to be a particularly difficult winter. The Trussell Trust is expecting to provide 1.3 million emergency food parcels in the next six months, including an estimated half a million for children. This is the first donation in a series to be made by Julia and Hans Rausing in the coming weeks, which will support people who are experiencing food poverty this winter. It is estimated…

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UK Youth and Julia and Hans Rausing to provide £10 million boost to youth sector

The UK Youth Fund – Thriving Minds is a direct response to the mounting evidence UK Youth, a leading charity in the sector, received when it joined forces with Julia and Hans Rausing during the pandemic to distribute £1.3 million in small, flexible grants. Over 750 youth workers highlighted their concerns regarding significant deterioration in the mental health of the young people with whom they work. Youth workers across the UK Youth Movement, which includes over 8,000 youth organisations, have also reported seeing significant rises in young people seeking help…

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Julia and Hans Rausing launch £8 million ‘Youth Centre Recovery Fund’

Julia and Hans Rausing are pleased to unveil The Youth Centre Recovery Fund, an open application programme making £8 million available to charities running youth centres across England to support young people and youth services during the coronavirus pandemic. Youth centres across the country have seen declining financial reserves and loss of income associated with the lock-down restrictions. Studies from The National Youth Agency show 1 in 2 youth charities will be unable to meet operational costs within 12 months. UK Youth estimate there are 1.6 million children from a…

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Julia and Hans Rausing Launch £10 million Charity Survival Fund

Julia and Hans Rausing are pleased to announce the launch of a new ‘Charity Survival Fund’. A total of £10 million will be made available to support charities in the UK, targeting small and medium size charities. The aim is to provide core funding to help charities overcome the impact of Covid-19, offsetting lost income. The charity funding gap has been brought into acute focus in recent weeks, with studies highlighting the stark reality that one in ten charities in the UK will be facing bankruptcy by the end of…

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