The Eastside Primetimers Foundation
The EP Foundation is a grant-giving organisation that provides funding and professional support to charities, voluntary organisations and schools to help make a positive and sustainable impact in local communities. Alongside the funding, the Foundation places volunteers in charities to help advance their charitable activities and provides information to students to enable better understanding and appreciation of the opportunities for careers in the industry.
The Foundation is funded from a variety of sources including investment income from Eastside People, donations and charitable trusts.
The Foundation’s priorities:
Working with schools to co-create and support local projects that have a positive social impact and play a part in the development of understanding of the world of charities and social enterprises. These student-led projects can benefit from small grants accompanied by expert advice from volunteers from the social and business sectors.
Community Development Support for Charities
The co-creation of community development projects between the Foundation and charities will bring a combination of grant funding (from the Foundation and other grant makers) and professional volunteers to support local initiatives that help build local capacity.
Support for Funders
Utilising the Foundation’s extensive experience in partnering with funders, our Grant Plus approach helps enhance and add value to grant funding by bringing voluntary and professional support together.
Providing advice to support individuals who are considering a career transition to find out more about what it takes to work in the social sector and to facilitate an exploration of the options for a portfolio career.