We have reached over 27,000 people since 2014, working in partnership with charities that provide high-quality front line support. Our partners might support a young person to learn new skills or find secure accommodation, or make sure a young carer gets the advocacy that they need. This support looks slightly different for everyone – the organisations we work with take a person-centred approach, as we know that no two people’s needs and experiences are exactly the same.
The renovation that Berkeley Homes did was amazing. They made our flat safe and welcoming, where the children and I can relax.Dipti
5,300We reached more than 5,300 people through our programmes and partnerships.*
49%of people had made an improvement.*
17%of people we supported had made a connection.*
11%of people experienced a transformation.*
Most of our partnerships are long-term, often for a minimum of three years. This enables us to build real relationships with charities, helping them to plan ahead and ensure they are in the best possible position to support their beneficiaries. All our charity partners are also eligible to apply for additional funding through our Capacity Building Fund, which is designed to help build their organisational resilience and capacity.
Surrey Young Carers, part of Action for Carers Surrey, offers activities and opportunities for young carers across Surrey to take time out of their caring role and meet other children in a similar position.
The new website is really good, with lots of information. I found it very easy to find things out and now I really want to get involved with Surrey Young Carers. Young carer
As well as directly supporting people and organisations, we use our networks to share what we have learned through our partnerships. We believe that by being transparent about what has worked well and what hasn’t, we can begin to influence other funders, businesses and decision-makers.
This year, for the first time, we are funding a partnership which has the explicit aim of bringing about local systems change. Our partnership with Crisis and Brent Council takes a collaborative, place-based approach to ending homelessness in Brent.
The partnership between Skylight Brent and the Berkeley Foundation amplifies the impact of our work in the local area. Atara Fridler, Director of Skylight Brent
The Berkeley Foundation is the working name of The Berkeley Charitable Foundation, a registered charity in England and Wales (Charity Number 1152596), a company registered in England and Wales (Registration Number 8548400).