“I am the CEO of Helen & Douglas House and I have been in my post substantively for 19 months. I first met Martin when we were both in new roles. Whilst there is an element of mutual support and sharing of ideas Martin, personally, has been particularly helpful, offering advice, sharing his experience and expertise when we have been faced with significant financial challenges and issues of sustainability.

On an organisational level the Clare Foundation is a major player in assisting the charitable sector, facilitating relationships and encouraging networking as well as organising and hosting learning opportunities. Both Martin and The Clare Foundation have assisted me in what has been a difficult year.”

Clare Periton, CEO, Helen & Douglas House, Oxfordshire
Helen and Douglass House

“Tall Ships Youth Trust and the Clare Foundation have been working collaboratively for more than two years, for the benefit of young people experiencing disadvantage in Buckinghamshire. It has been hugely beneficial working closely with Martin to share ideas and formalise our plans. We’ve delivered two projects for young people from Buckinghamshire to voyage with us, to develop their personal and social skills and practical life skills.

The Clare Foundation are experts in their field and passionate about bringing charitable organisations together to facilitate and create positive change in Buckinghamshire. Through them, we have been able to develop relationships with other charities in the county, to ensure many more young people from Buckinghamshire will benefit from our work in the years to come.”

Alistair Floyd, CEO, Tall Ships Youth Trust

“Child Bereavement UK has benefited from the support of Mike Clare and The Clare Foundation over many years. Mike has used his extensive entrepreneurial and business acumen to support charitable organisations in Buckinghamshire (where our head office is located) in a number of ways, including facilitating organisations to come together to learn, to develop and to network.

The Clare Foundation team is approachable and pragmatic, and really works to get ‘under the skin’ of the organisations it supports. Its convening power in bringing interested parties to the table ensures both maximum benefit and a lasting legacy from the funds it invests in projects and initiatives.”

Ann Chalmers, Chief Executive, Child Bereavement UK

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