Where the Foundation Spends its Money
1. Matched Funding
Whatever you can do, we will do too. The Hyperion Foundation will match agreed donations up to £750, for any staff member taking part in an event for a charity that is close to their heart. Whether bathing in baked beans or proving you're a tough mudder, to be considered please complete this form and send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Investing in the Community
This award programme supports local community initiatives around the world, from Brazil to India. Now in its fifth year, it benefits projects supported by employees. Nominations for the awards will open again in November 2018.
This year’s winners of the £5,000 award are:
Isha Vidhya. Isha Vidhya is a purposeful charity that aims to raise the level of education and literacy in Tamil Nadu, a rural southern state of India. It operates a holistic approach, championing the economic and social empowerment of rural children. Snehal has been involved since 2006 when she was introduced to one of their yoga programmes, and she will be sponsoring a child’s education. The grant will provide sports equipment, and arts and crafts, for six of the schools within its programme.
Khaodee Children’s Home. Khaodee Children’s Home is a volunteer-run home in the north of Thailand for approximately 100 children without family to care for them and allows them to escape a life without support. The Home provides food and education for some of the poorest children in the area, helping them to escape the harsh realities of their home lives, and to give them hope for the future. Sarah has devoted much of her time to this project, volunteering there for 2-4 weeks each year, teaching English and running mentoring sessions. Sarah also organises a fundraising event each year.
@Online Club. @Online Club supports socially isolated older people in Newham, London, UK, to develop and practice their IT skills. This enables them to take part in social networks and access important council, health and social care information online, thereby reducing loneliness and isolation. One particularly quiet and withdrawn member of the club came out of his shell through learning how to take and edit photographs, and at the final session disclosed that he had recently lost his wife but the club gave him an interest again and made him smile for the first time since her death. Niamh has been heavily involved in the initiative as a Trustee on their board.
Street Child United. Street Child United is a UK-based charity that uses the power of sport, specifically international sports events, to change the negative perceptions and treatment of street children globally. The events they organise range from Street Child Football in Brazil, a Cricket World Cup in London, and a series of sporting competitions. The children who participate are helped with their personal development goals, and many go on to lead lives off the streets away from poverty and hardship. Steve has been raising funds for the 2019 Street Child Cricket World Cup, since his introduction to the Charity 15 months ago including organising a charity music night in the City.
3. The Big Challenge
Every two years the Foundation will support four charities voted for by employees - two in the UK and two internationally. Until 2017, our UK charities will be London's Air Ambulance and the Elizabeth Curtis Centre. Our first international charity is Hope Through Action.