Trustees Report

Partnership Grants

For the year ended 30 September 2022

The Foundation supports a small number of significant partnerships with credible and high-quality charities and social enterprises consistent with its three key focus areas.

To be considered for the Foundation’s support, any partnership should:

  • involve medium- to long-term investments in innovative and high-impact programmes that will deliver one or more of the Foundation’s objectives;
  • demonstrate and be contingent upon on any investment by the Foundation leveraging additional investment; and,
  • where appropriate, enable the Foundation to provide wider in-kind support through the expertise of CareTech staff, supply chain and wider network.

Over the period of this report, we entered into the following new partnerships:

Alzheimer’s Society

The Longitude Prize on Dementia

Breaking Barriers

Securing roles for refugees in health and social care.

The Children’s Trust

Acquire a cutting-edge Robotic Aided Gait Trainer (RAGT).

Multi-Agency Training and Support (MAITS)



Community Health Worker (CHW) Empowerment training in Pakistan and Bangladesh.

Sense International

Early Identification and Intervention for Children with Deafblindness in Tanzania.

The Royal National Theatre

Public Acts.

We have also continued to support the following partnerships, through which we have directly supported over 1.8 million beneficiaries by the end of this reporting period. In addition, British Asian Trust’s mental health social media campaign received 16,800,000 engagements, representing a significant increase from the 275,000 beneficiaries supported at the same point last year:

British Asian Trust

Mental health and wellbeing for all in Pakistan.

Disability Resource Centre

Positive Pathways

Open University

Carers’ Scholarships Fund


Social Care Action Fund

OnSide Youth Zones

Bridging the Gap

Carers Worldwide

Supporting unpaid family carers of persons with disabilities in Savar, Bangladesh

Royal National Institute for Blind People (RNIB)

Training and establishing a network of Vision Friends

This year, four of our partnerships came to an end. These were:


Development of ‘Journey’, a digital resource for care leavers

EY Foundation

Promoting careers in the care sector and helping care leavers in to employment

Birkbeck University of London

The ToddlerLab – understanding the development of autism

DePaul UK

Improving the mental health of homeless young people in North East

Beyond the financial support provided by the Foundation, the support in-kind provided by CareTech staff to these partnerships is significant. Harnessing the expertise and skills of CareTech staff in this way often brings the partnership to life and our partners comment on how much they value this contribution. Over the course of this financial year, this support in kind equates to just over 5 days, at an estimated value of over £3,308 (compared to some £8,400 last year).