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The Brabners Foundation

The Brabners Foundation supports our mission to make the difference for our clients, people and communities.

We're so proud to have raised money for charities including Macmillan Cancer Support, Crisis, Guide Dogs and Marie Curie, as well as many local charities and other amazing causes.

As a certified B Corp with extensive ESG credentials, we understand that no business operates in isolation from its environment and are committed to improving the world around us wherever possible.


What is The Brabners Foundation?

The Brabners Foundation is an independent grant-making charity that enables us to channel the energy of our public-spirited people and clients towards improving our communities. It continues our rich tradition of charitable giving and alleviating hardship in our local communities and is an important part of who we are.

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Grants made




Charities supported

How does it work?

Each year, our people are invited to nominate charities that they would like the Foundation to support. The trustees of The Brabners Foundation select charities from those nominated to receive a grant. The chosen charities can receive a grant of up to £5,000 twice a year, in May and November.

The Brabners Charity Committee fundraises for The Brabners Foundation. All our people are encouraged to get involved in the Foundation’s valuable work through fundraising activities and nominations.

Find out more about the charities we support below.

Your donation to North West Air Ambulance will help to support our life saving missions across the region and enable us to bring the hospital to the patient, deliver major trauma care and help us to save and change lives… It’s only thanks to the generosity of supporters like yourself that keep us flying to save lives.

North West Air Ambulance

Thank you so very much… Your very kind donation will go a long way to cover the cost of our wigs.

The Little Princess Trust

We truly appreciate your shared belief in our mission to improve the mental health of children and their families in North West England. These generous grants went towards providing crucial mental health services for children and young people in schools.


Thank you so much for your very generous gift to the School-Home Support Welfare Fund. Your gift came at a time of real challenge for so many of our children, young people and families.

School-Home Support

Your donation will help us to provide regular and much needed companionship to some of the oldest and most vulnerable people in the UK.


With thanks to your support, in the past year we supported 1,855 young people… we have provided psychoeducation and peer-led workshops at 11 education establishments.

The Mental Health Foundation

The Christmas gift was so beautiful it made my child’s Christmas so much better… just to see her face on Christmas morning was amazing. I would like to thank you and School-Home Support for helping me and my family.

Parent, School-Home Support

Annie recently had her Wish granted... She got to explore the beautiful city of Paris and spend some time at Disneyland, making beautiful, magical memories with her family.

When You Wish Upon A Star

I am writing to thank The Brabners Foundation for its generous donation towards our work in promoting digital skills to young people to overcome barriers to education and employment… [The] grant funding will assist towards staff costs to provide mentoring support to young people enrolled with the project, as research shows that 94% of learners are more likely to progress if mentored.

Youth Fed

Few conditions are as devastating as motor neurone disease. There is no effective treatment and no cure… Your kind gift will help us to improve care and support for people with MND across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It will also help us fund and promote research and to campaign and raise awareness.

Motor Neurone Disease Association

I would like to thank you for this extremely kind donation and express how much we appreciate your invaluable support. Your donations will help us to provide counselling and support, health check-ups, skills advice and training, expert assistance on work opportunities, CV preparation and interview practice, and housing advice and support.


Our donations

  1. Sunflowers — £4,000 to fund six to 12 months’ counselling services for people suffering bereavement.
  2. Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital — £4,000 towards the purchase of an iMRI scanner.
  3. Marie Curie — £4,000 to fund new furniture for the children’s play area.
  4. Chicks — £3,026 to fund three children suffering from difficult circumstances at home to attend a respite break.
  5. Liverpool Cares — £4,000 to deliver 24 social clubs across the city (two per month), reaching over 200 people who are isolated.
  6. Homebaked and Fans Supporting Foodbanks — £1,000 to fund food to be distributed to those in need over the festive period.
  7. Ten Emergency Covid-19 Grants — £1,000 to Forever Manchester, Access to Justice Foundation, Liverpool Cares, Micah, Liverpool Region City Cares, Crisis, Marie Curie, Kind, Maggie’s and Emmaus.
  8. Darby Rimmer MND Foundation — £2,000 to help fund the adaptation of homes for people with motor neurone disease (MND) and a research project to help find a cure or treatment.
  9. Early Break — £2,000 to fund work with children and families, with a focus on work with children in Manchester at risk of child sexual and criminal exploitation.
  10. Ferries Family Group — £2,000 to turn three industrial units into offices, a group meeting room, a teaching room and a drop in café for families struggling to cope with the stresses of life.
  11. For Ava — £2,000 to help fund the creation of ‘Be There Bags’, featuring crafts and toys. These bags were sold to raise funds to support young children while having bone marrow treatment or stem cell transplants at Manchester Children’s Hospital.
  12. Give a Duck — £2,000 to fund the production of ‘Chemo Ducks’ to support children undergoing cancer treatment at Alder Hey & Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.
  13. Little Princess Trust — £2,000 to fund the creation wigs for young people (up to 24 years old) suffering from cancer.
  14. Re-Engage — £2,000 to help fund services that allow young people to help those aged 75 and over in their communities who are suffering with loneliness.
  15. Kids Konnect — £2,500 to purchase equipment for a charity that provides holidays and excursions for disadvantaged, disabled and terminally ill children.
  16. Lifelites — £1,000 to provide technology packages to children and young people with life limiting, life threatening and disabling conditions.
  17. Petty Pool — £4,964 to fund outdoor activities and to purchase equipment for young people with learning disabilities.
  18. Seashell Trust — £3,000 to purchase fitness equipment for a health and fitness project for children with profound learning disabilities and complex medical conditions.
  19. Martin Gallier Project — £1,000 to help people suffering with mental health.
  20. The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust (CAFT) — £5,000 to rebuild an outdoor BBQ area currently out of use for a charity that provides free residential holidays for terminally ill, disabled and disadvantaged children.
  21. The Youth Federation — £5,000 to promote digital skills to young people to overcome barriers to education and employment.
  22. Motor Neurone Disease Association — £1,000 to fund care centres and family support for people with MND.
  23. The Hive Youth Zone — £1,000 to provide funding for a recreational centre for young people to develop their skills.
  24. Maggie’s — £1,000 to support cancer patients and their families.
  25. Beacon Counselling Trust —£5,000 to fund 20 specialist counselling sessions for five people with this charity which works to prevent suicide and support bereaved families following suicide.
  26. Place2Be — £2,500 to fund eight to ten counselling sessions for 31 children and young people suffering with mental health issues via their schools.
  27. The Girl’s Network — £2,250 to cover the cost of mentoring three girls aged 14 to 19 for a year to help them develop their self-worth and realise their ambitions, with the objective of empowering girls from less advantaged communities.
  28. Parkinson’s UK — £500 to fund research into a cure for Parkinson’s.
  29. Guide Dogs — £1,000 to fund the training of a guide dog puppy for a year.
  30. School-Home Support — £5,000 to support children from disadvantaged backgrounds with their education, funding 30 school uniforms, 24 washing machines or fridges, emergency food for 175 families and beds for 30 children.
  31. Recycling Lives Charity — £3,000 to support homeless men and ex-offenders with residential training and employment opportunities.
  32. North West Air Ambulance — £4,600 to fund ten blood bags, helping critical care paramedics to administer blood transfusions. This donation was made in memory of Maurice Watkins, as this was one of the charities he supported.
  33. Three Dads Walking / Papyrus — £2,500 to support people aged under 35 at risk of suicide. This charity was set up by three dads who lost daughters to suicide.
  34. When You Wish Upon A Star — £3,000 to send three children with serious or terminal illness and their families to Lapland for a Christmas trip.
  35. MedEquip4Kids — £1,590 to purchase two respiration monitors for babies and children with apnoea for Tameside General Hospital in Manchester.
  36. Wigan Boys & Girls Club — £4,500 to provide 80 families with vulnerable children or young people with a memorable Christmas experience in 2022.
  37. Autism Initiatives — £3,999 to purchase an electro cargo bike to allow vulnerable autistic people to deliver produce grown in an environmentally sustainable way as part of its WeGrow scheme.
  38. Mental Health Foundation — £2,500 to provide mental health support to young people.
  39. MacMillan Cancer Support — £3,500 to provide ten £350 grants for people on low income who need immediate financial support because of their cancer.
  40. In Your Shoes (Poppy’s Palace) — £2,500 to fund a headstone for a family that lost a child to domestic abuse or to provide practical help to local families.
  41. Larches & Savick Boxing Club — £1,500 to purchase equipment for use by children and young people at the boxing club.
  42. Leeds Baby Bank — £3,000 to provide 100 families in crisis with the essentials they need for a newborn baby.
  43. Koala North West — £2,500 to provide five families with full Domestic Abuse Wrap Around Support, which includes emotional support at home, practical support, accompanied attendance at appointments, behavioural support for children and sleep support.
  44. Alder Hey Children’s Charity (Neonatal Surgical Appeal) — £1,800 to provide breast pump equipment for sick and premature babies at the new Surgical Neonatal ICU.
  45. Kicks Count — £1,000 to provide literature packs in antenatal folders for expectant mothers to help reduce the number of stillbirths and neonatal deaths.
  46. Nugent (Brighter Futures Project) — £2,500 to help young people aged 14-19 who are looked after or have an Education, Health and Care Plan (ECHP) complete a 12-week mentoring programme or engage in meaningful work experience.
  47. Wigan Boys & Girls Club — £952 to allow parents of children with special educational needs and/or disabilities to attend the Club with their children by running 26 specialist sessions from May to Oct 2023 for 200 attendees by funding the admission and food costs.
  48. NWCR (North West Cancer Research) — £2,500 to fund an innovative school outreach programme for children aged 7-14 to teach them to become ‘health champions’ for their families and communities.
  49. Nugent (18+ Care Leavers Project) — £2,500 to help children leaving care become independent through a mentoring project which provides support with managing money, mental health, emotional support and practical support to reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness.
  50. Escape2Make — £1,500 to pay for 20 Press Club Sessions to help 11-18 year olds escape boredom, social media, loneliness and pressures at home or school, through classes encouraging creative writing, factual reporting, poetry, illustration and photography.
  51. Bolton Lads & Girls Club — £2,500 to support the Club’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Service for Children, Young People and their Families by providing vital stability for its children and families team.
  52. Blackburn Music Society — £750 to hire facilities for a workshop and concert, cover print costs for song and music sheets and promote and advertise an event to encourage singing in the community to revive a local choir (established in 1932) that has struggled since Covid.
  53. Kirkby Eco Therapy Garden — £5,000 to fund a tuck shop area for the garden, which seeks to tackle social isolation and mental health issues in the local community.
  54. Liverpool in Arms — £4,750 to support a small charity that helps homeless people with transport. Our donation will fund food, tents, sleeping bags or clothing for up to six months.
  55. Local Solutions — £2,500 to help 125 people access health and wellbeing activities across the Liverpool City Region. The beneficiaries of the initiative will be young homeless people, unpaid carers and victims of domestic abuse.
  56. Lancashire Teaching Hospital — £2,000 to partially fund an interactive portable floor projection system for the children’s ward at Royal Preston Hospital, where up to 30 children stay each night.
  57. Place2Be — £5,000 to fund ten sessions of one-to-one counselling for 31 children suffering with anxiety, sadness or low self-esteem.
  58. Trafford Rape Crisis — £3,360 to fund 24 art group sessions for survivors of sexual violence.
  59. Leeds Children’s Charity — £3,000 to fund a day of fun and respite at Lineham Farm for 60 underprivileged young people, who will learn new skills and create happy memories.
  60. The Hive Youth Zone — £5,000 to provide around 4,000 hot meals to children at The Hive Centre.
  61. The Pankhurst Trust (incorporating Manchester Women’s Aid) — £3,000 towards assisting vulnerable women, either with welcome packs of basic toiletries, an overnight stay in one of their refuges or specialist expert support to their clients. Money was also used towards acquiring a display cabinet at the Pankhurst Trust Museum. 
  62. Little Lady Locks Children's Charity — £3,000 for office equipment, a bulk order of children’s wig caps and to help fund new hair for children on a waiting list.
  63. Seashell Trust — £3,000 to provide vital support for young people with complex disabilities.

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