The Band Trust was created in 1976, with its name deriving from the combined initials of the founders and benefactors. The Trust donates to charities and institutions who support residents of the UK who are in need of care, whether wholly or partially. This includes those who are ill, disabled, injured, old and infirm, or children with special needs.
The Bernard Sunley Foundation was established in 1960 by property developer Bernard Sunley. They are a family grant making foundation which supports charities in England and Wales, working to raise the quality of life and provide greater opportunities for the young, the elderly, the disabled and the disadvantaged.
In 1979 The Dudley and Geoffrey Cox Charitable Trust was founded by the Cox family. Both Dudley and Geoffrey Cox were closely involved with the Haymills Group of construction companies and today the Trust's focus is on helping young people; medical research; welfare and poverty relief; and projects with a technical training aspect.
Formed in 1994, The Edward Gostling Foundation provides grants to registered UK charities with the aim of enhancing the quality of life of people in need, particularly those on a low income who have a physical and/or mental disability, or long term illness.
The Finnis Scott Foundation makes grants for horticultural and art history projects and was established under the will of Lady Montagu Douglas Scott (Valerie Finnis) in 2006. The Foundation's grant focus acknowledges the two enduring preoccupations - art collecting and gardening - of Sir David Montagu Douglas Scott, K.C.M.G., O.B.E., and his wife, Valerie Finnis V.M.H.
The Garfield Weston Foundation is a family-founded, charitable grant-making foundation, which supports a wide range of causes across the UK, donating over £80 million annually. It was established in 1958 by the Weston family and the Foundation's aim is to support organisations that have effective solutions to helping those most in need.
The Golden Bottle Trust (GBT) was established by the Partners of C. Hoare & Co. in 1985 to donate money to a wide range of causes, including arts, education health, environmental sustainability and social investment.
The Hospital Saturday Fund was founded in 1873 and makes grants to all kinds of medically-associated charities throughout the UK and Republic of Ireland each year.
The Lennox Hannay Charitable Trust supports a wide range of charitable causes, including those offering education and training, medically-related charities, organisations supporting those with disabilities, as well as the arts and sports. The Trust offer grants throughout England and Wales.
"We have been supporting Horatio's Garden since 2015 and have donated a total of £255,000 to-date to help develop these incredible sanctuaries at NHS spinal injury centres. With four gardens complete, this year we have committed additional support for the seven remaining gardens. As each garden is estimated to cost £600,000 the National Garden Scheme is pledging 25% of the total cost for each garden." - George Plumptre, Chief Executive
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The Pears Foundations is an independent, British family foundation rooted in Jewish values. It invests £15 - 20 million of private money every year in good causes and promotes the understanding of key issues through research and education programmes. The Pears Foundation support organisations focussed on wellbeing for everyone, especially those with a tough challenge to face.
The Penn Trust support general charitable purposes, with a focus on accomodation and housing, as well as environmental conservation and heritage. The Trust make grants to organisations working to provide buildings, facilities and open spaces to those in need.
The Peter Sowerby Foundation was established in 2011 with a multi-million pound endowment by GP and medical entrepreneur Dr Peter Sowerby. The Foundation's grant-making is directed towards three principal areas of interest: medical research and healthcare provision; education, as well as community and the environment.
The PF Charitable Trust make grants to registered charities over a wide range of charitable objects, which focus on: the advancement of health or the saving of lives; the advancement of the arts, culture, heritage of science; the advancement of education; the advancement of citizenship or community development.
David Barnett was a Partner of Cazenove from 1972 and a Finance Partner from 1979 until his retirement in 2001. He continues to be a trustee of various charitable organisations and supports many of these and a wide range of other charities through The Rachel & David Barnett Charitable Trust.
The Rank Foundation is the major charitable legacy of Joseph Arthur Rank, Baron Rank (1888-1972). It's aim is to improve the lives of people and their communities across the UK, which they look to do by encouraging and developing leadership, as well as promoting enterprise and innovation. The Foundation supports a number of small and major programmes across the UK.
The Rothschild Foundation is a charity supporting arts and heritage, the environment, education and social welfare by awarding grants, fostering dialogue and debate, and through their support of Waddesdon Manor. It continues the philanthropic tradition of the Rothschild family.
The Rowlands Trust give grants to general charitable purposes. They specifically wish to encourage research, education and training in the broadest sense, whilst also supporting charities providing for medical and scientific research, the Services, those supporting disadvantaged, disabled or vulnerable people, the arts and the environment.
The Sheila Whitley Trust give financial support to any charitable purpose or organisations in any part of the world broadly concerned with the welfare or treatment of people with disabilities or sick people of all ages, the elderly, those who are vulnerable as a result of poverty or reduced circumstances and Merchant Seaman of all ranks and ratings.
The Masonic Charitable Foundation helped to bring Horatio's Garden Oswestry to life with a significant donation of £60,000.
The Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust was created in 1970 by May Smith, in honour of her late husband and in fulfilment of his vision. The Stanley Smith (UK) Horticultural Trust offer grants to charities, community and voluntary organisations and institutions for projects that promote horticulture and the advancement of horticultural education, as well as supporting legitimate horticultural therapy projects.
The Stratton No.2 Charitable Trust makes donations to voluntary organisations and other charitable bodies.
The Stewarts Foundation was set up in 2010 to formalise and manage the law firm's charitable giving. To date, the Foundation has donated over £5.3 million to over 180 charities. It's vision is to create opportunities for the disadvantaged in our society and to make a substantial social impact.
The W.E. Dunn Trust make grants for the benefit of charitable institutions with general charitable purposes. These include helping children and young people, the elderly, people with disabilities, as well as the general public and mankind as a whole.
We are totally reliant on public support to meet the build and running costs of each Horatio’s Garden.
The charity is funded entirely by donations and it is thanks to the incredible generosity of our donors that we are able to continue improving the lives of everyone affected by spinal injury. Our Friends and individual donors make a real difference and any amount, no matter how great or small, helps to ensure that Horatio’s Garden will always be there for those who need it most.
Fundraising is also crucial to the success of the charity. Every year we host a variety of events in both the gardens and at various locations across the country in order to celebrate our fantastic supporters and raise both money and awareness for the charity. Furthermore, we are also lucky to be supported by lots of third-party fundraisers, who do everything from climbing Kilimanjaro to hosting a Fabulous Summer Tea Party in order to support the charity. If you have a fundraising idea, please do get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Similarly, Horatio’s Garden really value their corporate partnerships. We are thankful to already have the support of a few wonderful businesses, including Bolt Burdon Kemp, Baxter Healthcare, Hozelock and Hugh James, but we would love to establish relationships with many more. If you think your business could help by sponsoring an event, volunteering in the gardens, becoming a corporate partner, making us your charity of the year, or encouraging payroll giving, please email email@example.com.
Finally, the incredible generosity of various Trusts & Foundations has ensured that we have so far been able to open five gardens, plan a further two and set out signs on planting hope in four further locations in the UK.
We are so grateful to each and every one of our supporters for making our vital work possible. Your commitment to funding Horatio’s Garden is the only thing that ensures our stunning sanctuaries will always be there for those who need them.
We would like to give special thanks to the supporters below: