CareTech Foundation

CareTech Charitable Foundation

Client: Championing Social Care, EY Foundation, British Asian Trust, The Prince's Trust, Barnardo's, Birkbeck University, University of East London

The first corporate foundation in the social care sector, founded in 2017, CareTech Foundation supports and champions the social care sector, care workers and those living in care through four grant streams. Its strategic impact priorities are: supporting people with learning and physical disabilities and mental health issues; skills development in the social care sector; and, supporting local communities.

In just three years, the Foundation has supported over 1.55M people directly through its grants, entering into 14 strategic partnerships with commitments of £1.8M. The partnership with British Asian Trust supported 16.8M people in Pakistan with their mental health concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic; the partnership with Barnardo’s developed the first ever digital pathway planning resource for care leavers; and, the partnership with The Prince’s Trust is helping 10,000 young people to gain employment in health and social care.

Through its Community, Match-Fund and Staff Hardship grants, the Foundation has awarded over £330,000 to help staff, friends, families, service users and local communities. This ranges from supporting local youth sports teams to buy new kits, repairing mobility scooters for a staff member’s parent, matching fundraising efforts of staff for their chosen charities and paying essential bills due to illness or isolation.