Helping you to meet your charitable objectives
We provide many opportunities for trusts and foundations to meet their charitable objectives by supporting our work to help preschool deaf children learn to listen and talk.
We have a wide range of both revenue and capital projects that offer opportunities for trusts and foundations to change the lives of young deaf children through one-off, multi-year or ongoing grant funding.
We have worked in partnership with trusts and foundations of all sizes over more than three decades, with grants for specific projects or purposes, as well as support for our core work over a period of time.
We are able to offer projects with clear outputs and outcomes, and provide funders with detailed feedback both during and at the end of projects demonstrating the impact their support has made.
Where appropriate to your needs, we actively show our thanks, promoting our funders through social media, on our website, in our regular Listen! newsletter and regular e-news. We also seek national and industry press coverage where appropriate to showcase initiative and inspirational stories of support.
We base our trust and foundation partnerships on a friendly and mutually-beneficial approach leading to positive outcomes. We welcome our partners to visit our Family Centre to see for themselves the difference their support is making.
Find out more
If you are involved with an organisation that makes charitable grants, we would love to hear from you to see how we can work together to meet both of our objectives. You can either fill in the form on this page or contact us by email, phone or post.
“The Barbara Ward Children's Foundation have been very pleased to support The Elizabeth Foundation over many years, starting in 2004, with grants of over £100,000. We have visited them on a number of occasions and have been impressed by the work The Elizabeth Foundation does and by the steady improvements in its facilities."
Chris Banks, The Barbara Ward Children's Foundation
A video made by BBC Children in Need about our work
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Grant-funding case studies
We have received support from trusts and foundations of all sizes over the years.
Here are just a few examples of some recent successful partnerships.
BBC Children in Need
BBC Children in Need have provided multi-year funding towards our specialist Speech and Language Therapy service for preschool deaf children.
We have worked closely with BBC Children in Need to support a range of awareness and publicity initiatives including press releases and short films about our work including an 'ident' (a 30-second film shown between programmes on BBC channels). You can view their films on our page on the BBC Children in Need website.
Pam Bacon, their South and West Regional Officer comments:
“Your report has captured so clearly the individualised support that you provide to each child with hearing impairments and the progress they have made according to their hearing challenges faced … The Elizabeth Foundation provides a warm, welcoming and supportive environment that is critical to assisting with the progress of each child and the consistency and frequency of sessions is vital to aide progress in key communication and social skills.”
Other grant funders
We have also received support from major grant-funders including:
the Peter Harrison Foundation | the Garfield Weston Foundation | the Masonic Charitable Foundation | Awards for All (funded by the Big Lottery Fund) | the Goldsmiths' Company Charity | the John Hornimans Children's Trust | the St James' Place Foundation | the GJW Turner Trust.
Hampshire and IOW Community Foundation
We recently received a grant of £5,000 from the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Foundation toward the delivery of specialist education sessions for young deaf children, to enhance their communication, cognitive and learning needs and support their social inclusion.
Leathersellers' Company Charitable FundThe livery company the Leathersellers' Company Charitable Fund has provided multi-year funding to support our work. James Blott from the Leathersellers’ Company and his wife attended our Christmas nativity concert: “Thank you for inviting us to the nativity concert, Janie and I would not have missed it for anything! It was inspirational as well as emotional seeing the children and it reflected exceedingly well on the wider ‘Elizabeth Foundation family’.”
The Mikado Trust
The Mikado Trust is a family-run grantmaking trust has supported our work for several years.
“We were very impressed with all that is being achieved at The Elizabeth Foundation and the dedication of the staff. We were struck by how happy and enthusiastic the children appeared to be and found it an inspiring visit. We can see how the charity also provides such an important role in supporting the parents of children with hearing loss."