CareTech Foundation Trustees’ Report 2019 >> Objectives and Activities
The charity’s purposes
The following is a summary of the Foundation’s purposes as set out in full in its governing document (the Charitable Objects in full are annexed below):
- General charitable purposes
- The prevention or relief of poverty
- Children / young people
- Elderly / old people
- People with disabilities
- Other charities or voluntary bodies
- The general public / mankind
- Makes grants to individuals
- Makes grants to organisations
The trustees have determined that the Foundation’s work by which to deliver public benefit in relation to its Objects should be focused on supporting and championing the social care sector, care workers and those living in care. In particular, the Foundation’s support is particularly targeted on the following three impact areas:
- Physical and learning disabilities and mental health. Supporting disabled people and those with long-term health difficulties, including those with mental health conditions and complex physical and learning disabilities.
- Skills development for the care sector, especially for those from deprived and disadvantaged backgrounds to equip them for careers in the care sector.
- Supporting communities, including the family and friends of CareTech plc employees facing significant financial hardship or for issues affecting local communities.
The trustees have further confirmed that the Foundation’s support should be devoted to supporting those in need in the UK and in developing countries overseas.
The main activities undertaken for the public benefit in relation to these Objects
The Foundation delivers its key objectives through the following key approaches:
- Partnership Grant-giving. The Foundation supports a small number of significant partnerships with credible and high-quality charities and social enterprises consistent with its three priority impact areas.
- Match-funding. The Foundation provides match-funding to CareTech plc staff’s individual fundraising efforts for charitable causes in line with the Foundation’s Charitable Objectives.
- Community grants. This small grants programme provides support to the family and friends of CareTech plc staff facing financial hardship or for issues affecting local communities.
- Staff Hardship Fund. The Foundation receives a restricted donation from CareTech plc to enable us to provide small grants to CareTech plc staff and those who may recently have left the company who find themselves in significant financial hardship or at serious risk of becoming in significant financial hardship.
The Trustees well understand the imperative of ensuring that the work of the Foundation is undertaken entirely independently of its corporate founder and that its activities are focused exclusively on advancing the Foundation’s charitable purposes for the benefit of the public. We set out below the achievements made over this last year of the Foundation’s operations in delivering our charitable mission.
Charity Commission Guidance on Public Benefit
The Trustees have complied with their duty pursuant to Section 4 of the Charities Act 2011 to have due regard to guidance published by the Charity Commission regarding Public Benefit, a copy of which is provided to all trustees on appointment.