Trusts & Foundations

We are pleased to have the support of a number of charitable trusts and foundations. Those that have recently shown their support include:

People's Postcard Trust

People’s Postcode Trust is a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Our project received £10,000 from the Trust to support the production of an e-learning package for therapeutic parenting.

Big Lottery Fund

PAC-UK & Adoption UK Peer Services received £10,000 from the Big Lottery Fund to finance further training for our 15 Parent Consultants who support adoptive families across the UK.

The City Bridge Trust

The City Bridge Trust approved a 3-year grant in November 2016 towards a Practice Manager in our London Child & Family Service.

Evan Cornish Foundation

The Evan Cornish Foundation helped support our work with birth families.

Mrs Smith and Mount

As part of the Spanoghe Grant programme, The Mrs Smith and Mount Trust is supporting our Education Service in London over a two year period.

Sobell Foundation

We are in receipt of a 3-year grant towards the work of our Education Service.

Sir George Martin Trust

Towards the refurbishment of our counselling facilities in Leeds.

“Adoption – Living life to the full”

Between 2012 and 2016 The Big Lottery supported PAC-UK with a grant of £468,258 to develop our services to adopted children and adoptive parents. The funds contributed to:

  • therapeutic work with adoptive families to assist bonding and long-term stability;
  • training programmes for adopters to improve therapeutic parenting skills;
  • awareness-raising in schools to achieve better inclusion of adopted children;
  • a major conference on adoption support that took place on 8 November 2016.
The John Ellerman Foundation

In November 2015 the John Ellerman Foundation approved a 3-year grant to assist us in expanding PAC-UK’s services in the North of England through our Leeds office.

Charles Hayward Foundation

We received a grant of £25,000 in 2015/16 to support the cost of a Birth Parent Support Worker offering advice and counselling to women prisoners who are also birth mothers.

Corporate Support

We wish to thank to following organisations for their support over recent years:

Crossley Group PLC has been providing financial and accounting services to PAC-UK since 2011. The Group as a whole offers a complete range of professional business services to a diverse client list. Their HQ is in Rochester, Kent, but clients are drawn from around the country.

Partner Graeme Copestake, Head of Third Sector and Membership Organisations, is himself an adoptive father and fully supportive of PAC-UK’s goals. Crossley Group has kindly sponsored PAC-UK events on three occasions: most recently a Book Launch and Networking Event at the Royal Society of Medicine in May, 2017.

Graeme says: “Crossley is delighted to contribute to this vital Charity; their service, voice and influence remains as important as ever.”

Inoculand Environmental Services for their generous donation of £1,000 in September 2016. Since then Inoculand staff have supported PAC-UK sporting events and Inoculand Chief Executive Daniel Neves has promised a long-term partnership with increasing annual donations going forward. Read more about how this partnership came in to being!

Daniel says: "Many see adoption as the happy end following a long wait; in fact it is rather the start of a very complicated process of readjusting to a new reality: managing expectations from the parents and the emotional response of the child as he grows older.

Adoption Support charities such as PAC-UK play a critical part in supporting families through what could otherwise become tragic outcomes. Inoculand Ltd will continue to support wholeheartedly PAC-UK in whatever way we can so adopted children can get the best shot at life whatever circumstances they started in."

Lendlease, leading international property and infrastructure group, kindly donated £5,000 from their Governor’s Charitable Fund to support PAC-UK’s core activities in 2017/18.

Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation gave funding to purchase furniture for our counselling rooms in Leeds.

Waitrose Community Matters Fund for regular donations from local branches.

Santander Foundation for two grants towards our early-intervention programme for parents.

Hix Restaurants for hosting two charity dinners and auctions to our benefit.

Burton Safes for supporting the launch of our Leeds services in October 2015.