Our Charitable Foundation

Founded in 2020, The InfraRed Charitable Foundation is an independent charity that promotes social inclusion for the public benefit by preventing people from becoming Socially Excluded.

The Foundation focuses on three key areas which are vital to tackling inequality and supporting social mobility:

 

  1. Promoting social inclusion for the public benefit by preventing people from becoming Socially Excluded
  2. Relieving the needs of those people who are socially excluded and assisting them to integrate into society
  3. Relieving sickness and the preservation of health by making grants to fund medical equipment, facilities or services for public benefit

How we do it

We maximise impact by leveraging our people, assets, and network – working closely with schools, educational establishments, and other organisations aligned with our vision of tackling inequality.

People

To fund a network of Community Engagement Officers – working with schools to ensure basic needs like food provision is met, and to train new volunteers.

Assets

By leveraging our existing assets and relationships and focusing impact in and outside of our assets reach, we help schools make better use of their existing spaces – like opening breakfast / after-school clubs, to provide wrap around care.

Network

And by engaging our portfolio businesses and their supply chains, we enrich the educational experience.

Targeted Giving

Since inception, the InfraRed Charitable Foundation has provided grants to organisations that align with our vision of tackling Social Exclusion.

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£80k grant to Switchback

Supporting young men to find their way out of the justice system and build a stable and rewarding life.

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£80k to Working Chance

The UK’s only employment charity focused solely on helping women with convictions to unlock their potential.

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£50k to Magic Breakfast

Addressing food insecurity by providing funds for breakfast clubs, so that no child is too hungry to learn.

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Charity Dodgeball

Since 2016, InfraRed has run an annual charity dodgeball event, where teams from across our network of business partners compete – in fancy dress – to raise money for the InfraRed Charitable Foundation and other charitable causes.

To date, the event has raised more than £150,000 for good causes. This includes the provision of funding to Talbot School, a community school in Sheffield for young people between the ages of 11 and 19 years who have severe and profound learning difficulties, which was used to create a new external classroom to enable students to benefit from a less formal learning environment.

If your organisation would like to take part in the next event, please email: dodgeball@ircp.com

Please note: the Foundation does not seek applications for grants and will not make any in response to unsolicited applications.