Thanks to the hard work of our volunteers we are able to operate Donor advised funds. We hold and account for charitable monies raised by our corporate partners and make available funds for grants that help local projects that transform young lives.
Since 2001 when the Foundation began, we have had a fantastic partnership in place with Hilton in the UK and Ireland and across 27 countries in Europe. Through our donor advised fund mechanisms (also known as sponsored or local grants), we facilitate grant-making to local youth causes. Funds raised in each country stay in that country, with projects helping those who are most vulnerable prioritised. Please note, there is no open application procedure for these donor nominations and unsolicited requests will not be eligible. Each participating hotel makes nominations to the Foundation through their charity committees and subject to due diligence checks we are then able to issue funds. To see some of the hundreds of projects that have been supported thanks to this donor advised funds please click here.
The process of donor nomination is positive and empowering for employees and they can directly see how their hard work supports those in need in their local communities.
We operate a donor advised fund for Les Mills called the Les Mills Fund for Children.
Les Mills has been at the forefront of creating a global fitness community for 30 years and has a strong following which includes trainers, instructors, fitness enthusiasts and general consumers. At the Foundation, we are proud to have partnered with Les Mills to create Les Mills Fund for Children (LMFC), a grant-giving fund that supports charities to create a healthier and fitter planet for everyone.
Les Mills Fund for Children’s mission is to ensure that every child can get the opportunity to grow up healthy, fit and, most importantly, happy. To fulfill this mission, we provide grants to charities and organisations who we believe will do their most to improve the education and physical and emotional wellbeing of children.
LMFC works with carefully selected organisations who share our values and have the resources available to help children. LMFC raises money to fund other charitable projects within the UK. In order to raise money, Les Mills instructors and our dedicated team carry out a wide range of charitable work.
All operating costs of LMFC are funded by Les Mills UK so that every net pound raised goes directly to good causes.
To see whether your work could benefit from a grant and find our more about LMFC, please click here.