Funding Partnerships


Our Funding Partnerships team’s goal is to build mutually rewarding relationships with funding partners. These include grant making organisations as well as philanthropic individuals.

The team secures vital income for important projects that depend wholly on voluntary income. From a prospective donor’s point of view, this offers the satisfaction of being able to support the area of work of most interest to them, with the knowledge that the donation is making an important contribution to improve the lives of people with learning disability.

Examples of Hft projects that are wholly dependent on fundraised income:

Family Carers Support Service (FCSS)

The FCSS is a free national service providing invaluable information and support to family carers of people with learning disabilities or autism.

Luv2meetU

Luv2meetU supports people with learning disabilities and autism to develop friendships and relationships, widening their circle of friends, and helping to prevent isolation.

Capital Projects

To ensure that facilities meet the changing needs of the people we support, we have an ongoing capital development programme that supports both the expansion of our services, and the relocation of our existing services, creating new services where required.

Example – Gloucester Capital Development Programme

We’re currently in the process of supporting 55 people that have been supported in two rural sites in Gloucestershire, to move into new specially designed accommodation in the community.

The plan is to expand our development over six different sites until all 55 people have homes that they are happy in, are with or near their friends, cater for their needs and allow them to continue to live the best lives possible.

Example – new specialist services

In 2016, we opened a new service specialising in support for people with Prader-Willi Syndrome and people with challenging behaviour, and more recently opened a new transition service for young people in Bedfordshire.

Get in touch

Contact our Funding Partnerships team to talk with us about how you can help. Call us on 0117 906 1699 or by email us at hello@hft.org.uk.

  • Trusts & Foundations

    We're always looking to build relationships with new Donors, Trusts, Foundations and Grant-Making Bodies. Your funding can help us make a big difference.
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  • Major Partnerships

    Major donors and supporters give us the extra funding that we need to invest in specialist services and to maintain our charitable projects.
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