Trusts and foundations

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retailTRUST engages with a number of grant-making trusts and foundations who help us to transform the lives of the 4.5 million people working in retail and the supporting service industries. We understand the importance of meeting the needs and objectives of each trust or foundation when funding vital projects at the charity. We are immensely grateful for such invaluable support.

What we can offer you

We will provide regular updates about the impact your donation has made to our work. In addition, we offer visits to our cottageHOMES estates so you can see the great work that we do first hand and meet our excellent staff.

There are also recognition initiatives for our most generous donors - from acknowledgement in our impact report and social media, to offering naming opportunities for capital projects.

How your donation could help

We have a number of exciting projects that urgently require funding at the moment, and your gift could make all the difference. We currently need support towards the redevelopment of our Crookfur Estate in Glasgow which you can read about here. We also require funding to support vocational initiatives and our trusted emotional and physical support.

Find out about the lives retailTRUST has improved

We continue to embrace social and economic impact as the core part of our social value measurement to ensure we are improving the lives of the people we support.

Click here to download our latest impact report

Social value is a way of expressing the effect our services have on the people we help. Our approach to social value follows the principles of social return on investment (SROI). 

We work out the social return on investment ratio by calculating the value our services offer to people and their communities, against the cost of delivering those services. To do this, we are working in partnership with Social Profit Calculator who use the HM Treasury Unit Cost Database, the Global Value Exchange, and Office for National Statistics data.

Find out more about the principles of social value and access downloadable resources, by visiting socialvalueuk.org/what-is-social-value.

Please contact us

If you are from a charitable trust or foundation and would be interested in supporting retailTRUST, please get in touch with our Trusts and Foundations Manager, John Field, on 07827 737878 or email [email protected]. We have some urgent funding priorities at present and would love to hear from you.