The Equistone team has a long history of community engagement. Consistent with Equistone’s locally adapted model, charitable support and engagement are tailored in each geography. In practice, this means that we partner with a number of non-profit organisations across Europe, either through our local charity initiatives or through individual efforts.
Overall Equistone donated ca.€80,000 to more than 25 community organisations in 2022.
Selected community organisations:
HideOut Youth Zone (2022 UK Charity of the Year)
HideOut Youth Zone is an organisation established to provide Manchester’s young people with opportunities to discover their passion and purpose. Through provision of access to facilities and a range of sporting and creative activities seven days a week, young people are able to take advantage of a safe space, make new friends, develop new skills and explore learning opportunities. HideOut delivers specialised projects for members, which include exploration of culture, heritage, and identity, as well as training and insight from industry professionals. The organisation continuously encourages members to take on leadership roles and explore opportunities that will aid transition into adulthood.
Whizz-Kids is a UK charity for young wheelchair users. Its purpose is to empower young wheelchair users by providing the wheelchair, equipment, support and confidence-building experiences they need, and campaigning for a more inclusive society.
Tout le monde contre le Cancer
Tout le monde contre le Cancer was founded in 2005. The aim of the association is to improve the day-to-day lives of patients, their families and their caregivers, through four major missions: turning the hospital into a place of joy, promote the wellbeing of patients and carers, offers time of respite out of the hospital and to raise awareness.
Fondation de France – Solidarité Ukraine
The Fondation de France is France’s leading philanthropy network, bringing together donors, founders, volunteers and project leaders across the country. Its added value: helping people to take the most effective action possible in areas of public interest that are close to their hearts. In February 2022, the Fondation de France launched an appeal for donations to provide emergency aid people affected by the conflict.
Spitalfields City Farm
Spitalfields City Farm is a urban farm in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. Spitalfields City Farm works with a vibrant and multi-cultural community to provide educational opportunities for children and adults alike, to empower people to gain new skills, confidence, to combat social isolation.
Institut de l’Engagement
The Institut de l’Engagement, created in 2012, helps thousands of young people who are involved in voluntary work to make the most of their commitment and structure their plans for the future by offering 700 of them individualised support to help them overcome the academic, cultural, social and financial barriers to achieving their plans for the future.
The aim of this national network of business associations is to provide support for people setting up or taking over businesses with job creation potential succeed, by passing on the expertise and know-how of experienced and successful business leaders.
Action Medical Research for Children
Founded in 1952, Action Medical Research for Children is a UK-wide charity dedicated to funding vital research to help sick and disabled babies, children and young people.