The Howden Group Foundation is truly global with representatives from each of our regions.
We have selected six charities to enter into, strategic partnerships with: The Prince’s Trust, Seven Clean Seas, The Nature Conservancy, Fundacion ProEmpleo, Danish Red Cross, and Care Channels International.
Each of these causes share our values and can help us to deliver on the Foundation's objectives, the Group's sustainability agenda, and our CSR strategic pillars of entrepreneurship, education and environment.
Learn more about these charities below:
The Prince's Trust
The Prince's Trust works with partners around the world to deliver education, employment and enterprise programmes that empower young people to learn, work and thrive.
In the UK, we have committed to supporting over 3,300 young people at risk of exclusion, who need help to succeed in education, and to assisting over 400 new young entrepreneurs as they embark on their self-employment journey. We're working hard to activate this partnership globally, and already we're working with The Prince's Trust in Australia and together we will contribute to activity supporting 9,800 young people through Education programmes and 1,780 veterans through Enterprise in Australia. Watch this video to find out more:
Seven Clean Seas
Seven Cleans Seas’ is an ocean clean up organisation that is on a mission to remove plastic pollution in the marine environment, prevent plastic from entering the natural environment, and educate the masses around responsible plastic consumption. They have removed over 60,000 KG of ocean plastic to date and plan to recover 10 million KG of marine debris by 2025.
We are a founding partner of Seven Clean Sea’s River Waste Management System which will help collect plastics from some of the most polluted rivers in Asia preventing plastic from entering into the ocean. Watch this video to find out more:
The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy is a global environmental nonprofit working to create a world where people and nature can thrive. Their mission is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.
Our donation will enable TNC to retire 25,000 tonnes of CO2 through the purchase of certified carbon credits from projects in Africa that also benefit communities and conservation. This will help address climate change, safeguard local habitats and wildlife, and benefit the livelihoods of rural communities in Kenya and Tanzania. This forms part of our wider Group efforts to start substantially reducing our emissions and establishing robust data collection protocols on unavoidable emissions. Watch this video to find out more:
Fundacion ProEmpleo was founded to actively respond and combat unemployment in Mexico. Originally this charity won an Investing in the Community Award in 2020 and we are now supporting them as a long-term strategic partner.
With our help, Fundacion ProEmpleo will deliver an online workshop for entrepreneurs in Mexico helping people to remain self-employed or generate new businesses. This five-week workshop, will help 20 people who want to lead a more dignified and productive life through training and development to support their micro-businesses and journey to self-employment. Watch this video to find out more:
Danish Red Cross
The Danish Red Cross is part of the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement, which is the world’s largest humanitarian network. This partnership will kick start a new area of disaster risk transfer and financing in the charity space.
This bond allows the Red Cross to access funds and offer immediate assistance to those impacted by volcano eruptions, without reliance disaster relief. Watch this video to find out more:
Care Channels International
Helping the poor and marginalised in Asia since 2004 and active in nine countries, this charity focuses on helping poor communities in three main areas: education, health and livelihood.
Through our partnership we will be supporting Care Channel International’s Animal Dispersement Programme through the funding of near field communication (NFC) technology to ensure animals are tagged, their growth is tracked and manage profit. Watch this video to find out more: