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A birthday message from Sir Trevor Pears to Cranfield Trust on their 30th Anniversary

We are pleased to share a birthday message written by our Executive Chair.

Pears Foundation
04.12.19
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Christmas Gifts 2019: bringing people together to promote well-being

The Christmas Gifts are our way to mark the festive season, each year the trustees identify a number of small, community based organisations to receive a surprise seasonal boost.

Pears Foundation
03.12.19
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#iwill week 2019: The Power of Youth

Celebrating #iwill week 2019

Bridget McGing
22.11.19
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Celebrating Carers Rights Day 2019: Transforming the lives of Carers with Carers Trust

By guest blogger Trisha Thompson, Head of Programmes & Learning at Carers Trust

Pears Foundation
21.11.19
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Congratulations to Anna Freud Centre

Winners of two major awards at the Building Better Healthcare Awards

Pears Foundation
05.11.19
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The Scouts Association and Girlguiding UK Celebrate 100 Years of Collaboration

Here we welcome Dave Yates, to share this history and what it means for the two organisations today.

Pears Foundation
04.11.19
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ACF launch Foundation Giving Trends 2019

We are pleased to share the Foundation Giving Trends 2019

Pears Foundation
10.10.19
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Pears #iwill Beacon Award for Social Action and Student Engagement

We are pleased to announce the list of commended colleges for the Pears #iwill Beacon Award for Social Action and…

Pears Foundation
26.09.19
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The Autism Act – 10 years on

A report released today finds that 2 in 3 autistic adults in England are not getting the support they need….

Pears Foundation
09.09.19
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Celebrating the Pears Youth Fund on Yorkshire Day

This Yorkshire Day, we wanted to celebrate the third year of partnering with Leeds Community Foundation to deliver the Pears Youth Fund.

Pears Foundation
01.08.19
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Integrated Education Fund receive Nobel Peace Prize nomination!

Congratulations to IEF

Pears Foundation
05.07.19
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Pears Youth Fund in Leeds and Bradford is open again!

We are so pleased the Pears Youth Fund is open for a third year.

Pears Foundation
02.07.19
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“We few, we happy few, we band of brothers”: A peer learning approach to supporting youth volunteering in health

To celebrate the #PowerOfYouth this Volunteering Week, we’re delighted to publish a special blog from IVAR and our Pears #iWill Fund NHS Peer Network

Pears Foundation
05.06.19
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Primary School Pupils at Woodrow First Fundraise for Redditch Nightstop

We couldn’t be prouder of Woodrow’s Year 4 pupils who have learnt about the social issues surrounding homelessness and crucially what steps need to be taken to prevent it.

Pears Foundation
28.05.19
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Pears Community Spaces Fund is now open!

This fund will work to develop greater respect and understanding between people of different backgrounds.

Pears Foundation
21.05.19
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Over 20,000 young people from disadvantaged communities join Scouts

We are thrilled to see the latest figures from the Scouts featured in the Guardian today.

Pears Foundation
15.05.19
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Congratulations to the Anna Freud Centre!

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge opens the Pears Family School at the new Anna Freud Centre of Excellence

Pears Foundation
01.05.19
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Record 1.6m food bank parcels given to people in past year

The Trussell Trust’s latest figures show an 18.8% increase in use of food banks this year.

Pears Foundation
25.04.19
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£1 million boost for Carers

Pears Foundation has more than doubled its annual support for unpaid carers across the UK.

Pears Foundation
17.04.19
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Women and Girls on the autism spectrum, Autism Awareness Week with the National Autistic Society

To mark Autism Awareness Week, we are thrilled to welcome guest blogger, Carol Povey, Director of the Centre for Autism…

Pears Foundation
03.04.19
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What role can schools play in developing young people’s social agency?

Hannah Breeze, Senior Programme Coordinator at RSA Academies gives an insight into the exciting new primary school social action project, RSA4.

Pears Foundation
29.03.19
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Celebrating International Women’s Day with Maslaha

This International Women’s Day, we’re delighted to share a blog from Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan on Maslaha’s collaborative project with British Fencing, ‘Muslim Girls Fence’.

Pears Foundation
08.03.19
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Pears Foundation Grantee Support Programme: The Wiener Library Perspective

Dr Toby Simpson, Head of Development at The Wiener Library reflects on his experience attending part of the Pears Grantee Support Programme.

Pears Foundation
07.03.19
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Congratulations to UCL Institute of Education

UCL Institute of Education tops the ranks again!

Pears Foundation
28.02.19
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Duty to Care? How to ensure grant-making helps and doesn’t hinder

We are delighted to share the latest report from our fantastic Pears Partner IVAR. The report, Duty to Care? makes the…

Pears Foundation
12.02.19
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Celebrating Local Charities Day 2018 with First Give

To celebrate Local Charities Day, we’re delighted to welcome Isaac Jones from First Give as our guest blogger

Pears Foundation
14.12.18
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Congratulations to Sir Trevor Pears for a Naz Legacy Foundation Award

Congratulations to our Executive Chair, Sir Trevor Pears for his Honorary Fellowship for Education from the Naz Legacy Foundation. Secretary…

Pears Foundation
12.12.18
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IVAR share new principles for grant reporting

A set of principles to make grant reporting a shared, more meaningful and mutually beneficial experience.

Pears Foundation
05.12.18
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Lord Bourne visits Schools Linking Programme in Luton

Lord Bourne visits Schools Linking Programme in Luton aimed at promoting community cohesion between pupils.

Pears Foundation
03.12.18
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Christmas Gifts 2018

Promoting well-being through engagement with nature

Kari Holtung
03.12.18
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The Clarice Pears Building at the University of Glasgow

Pears Foundation are delighted to announce a £5 million grant towards construction of a new building at the University of…

Pears Foundation
21.11.18
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Put your mask on: what I learned as part of an action-learning set

Kawika Solidum, Director of Communications at Step up to Serve, reflects on his Action Learning Set experience

Pears Foundation
30.10.18
News
UCL Beacon Schools in Holocaust Education, 2018 London Residential

Every year, the UCL Centre for Holocaust Education look to recruit up to 20 secondary schools in England committed to…

Pears Foundation
25.10.18
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RSA Launch: A whole-school approach to mental health

RSA launch A whole-school approach to mental health

Pears Foundation
08.10.18
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The Holocaust Exhibition and Learning Centre opens in Huddersfield

The Holocaust Survivors Friendship Association, in partnership with the University of Huddersfield have opened The Holocaust Exhibition and Learning Centre today. 

Pears Foundation
06.09.18
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Pears Youth Fund is open for applications

Pears Youth Fund, in partnership with Leeds Community Foundation, is now open!

Pears Foundation
22.08.18
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UCL Centre for Holocaust Education

Learning about the events and legacy of the Holocaust is crucial to understanding the modern world and our place within…

Pears Foundation
28.06.18
Partner
Scout Association

The Scouts offer children and young adults an opportunity to enjoy exciting experiences, learn new skills and develop their team-working…

Pears Foundation
28.06.18
Partner
Place2Be

Place2Be is one of the UK’s leading advocates of children’s mental health and wellbeing. With one in ten children in…

Pears Foundation
28.06.18
Partner
Pennies Foundation

Pennies Foundation promotes micro-philanthropy with the vision that wherever consumers use a card for payment, whether online, in shops or…

Pears Foundation
28.06.18
Partner
Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism

The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism was launched in 2010, on the founding principal that the study of…

Pears Foundation
28.06.18
Partner
National Holocaust Centre and Museum

Founded by the Smith family in 1996, the National Holocaust Centre and Museum was Britain’s first dedicated Holocaust memorial and…

Pears Foundation
28.06.18
Partner
Maslaha

The past few years have seen a heightened focus on Muslim communities and Islam across the UK and abroad, but…

Pears Foundation
28.06.18
Partner
Imperial War Museums

Imperial War Museums tells the story of people who have lived, fought and died in conflicts involving Britain and the…

Pears Foundation
28.06.18
Partner
Girlguiding UK

Girlguiding is the UK’s leading charity for girls and young women, giving them a space where they can be themselves,…

Pears Foundation
28.06.18
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New support for historic partnership between Girlguiding and The Scouts

Girlguiding and The Scouts are joining forces for the first time to grow youth social action.

Pears Foundation
28.06.18
Partner
The Trussell Trust Foodbank Network

13 million people live below the poverty line in Britain today. Every day people in the UK go hungry for…

Pears Foundation
28.06.18
Partner
First Give

Pears Foundation is a founding funder of First Give, an organisation that contributes to building a culture of giving in…

Pears Foundation
28.06.18
Partner
Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) has given millions of young people in Britain support and encouragement as they seek…

Pears Foundation
28.06.18
Partner
Coram

Pears Foundation is committed to improving and sustaining wellbeing, especially for young people in difficult circumstances. We fund partners who…

Pears Foundation
28.06.18
Partner
Centre for Philanthropy, University of Kent

Long established in the United States, Philanthropic Studies is a relatively new field of academic study in the UK. In…

Pears Foundation
28.06.18
Partner
Carers Trust

There are 7 million carers in the UK and this number is rising. Three out of five people will be…

Pears Foundation
28.06.18
Partner
Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families

Pears Foundation is committed to supporting organisations that promote children’s social and emotional wellbeing and contribute to better understanding of…

Pears Foundation
28.06.18
Partner
Ambitious about Autism

Ambitious about Autism is the national charity for children and young people with autism. Their ambition is to make the ordinary…

Pears Foundation
28.06.18
Partner
Marie Curie

Pears Foundation supports organisations that promote and enhance wellbeing, including for those coming to the end of their lives. It…

Pears Foundation
28.05.18
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A big day for Pears Foundation!

Pears Foundation celebrates Amy Braier’s JJ Greenberg Award and 10 years of Jhub!

Pears Foundation
16.03.18
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We need to talk about dying: why stories from the end of life matter

Our guest blogger Dr Jane Collins, Chief Executive of Marie Curie writes for The Great Daffodil Appeal.

Pears Foundation
05.03.18
Blog
Supporting micro-philanthropy with Pennies Foundation

A guest blog by Alison Hutchinson CBE, CEO of Pennies, the digital charity box.

Pears Foundation
27.02.18
News
IVAR launch a new website for charities

Find useful usable insights in 90 seconds.

Pears Foundation
29.01.18
Blog
Christmas Gifts 2017

A seasonal boost for young carers

Pears Foundation
01.12.17
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ACF launch Foundation Giving Trends 2017

The latest in a series of annual research reports ranking the top 300 Foundations by the value of their grant-making.

Pears Foundation
04.10.17
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NFYFC Week 2017: Countryside Challenge

This month we welcome out guest blogger Katie Sanderson from Elwick and District Young Farmers Club.

Pears Foundation
22.09.17
Blog
“A Jew and a Muslim walk into a Hub in West Hampstead . . .”

This month marked a special occasion in which we welcomed the Aziz Foundation to JHub.

Shoshana Boyd Gelfand
27.04.17
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Pears Youth Fund for Leeds and Bradford opens!

We are pleased to announce the new £100,000 Pears Youth Fund in partnership with Leeds Community Foundation.

Pears Foundation
22.02.17
News
Student Volunteering Week 2017: Youth social action research released

Research released today by the #iwill campaign confirms the benefits to young people of taking in social action.

Pears Foundation
20.02.17
Blog
Christmas Gifts 2016

There is no better time to celebrate the act of giving than during the festive period.

Hannah Sampson
13.12.16
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The Interfaith Summit

We are very pleased to welcome two members of 3FF’s Parliamentors Alumni Committee, Hashim Bhatti and Keerti Rajagopalan

Pears Foundation
01.12.16
News
Thinking About Sustainability

The Institute for Voluntary Action Research have launched a new study: Thinking about Sustainability.

Pears Foundation
24.11.16
Blog
Being mortal

World Hospice and Palliative Care Day Saturday 8 October and UK Hospice Care Week 3 – 9 Oct 2016

Kari Holtung
07.10.16
Blog
A day in the life of a teacher

This month we are welcoming Ben Fuller who is part of the UCL Centre for Holocaust Education’s Beacon Schools programme.

Pears Foundation
02.09.16
News
Ambitious College at CONEL now open

We are celebrating the opening of Ambitious College in North London, a day-college for young people with autism.

Pears Foundation
01.09.16
Blog
The Pears Project – The Scout Association’s National Growth Pilot

As the Pears Project enters its third year we welcome Ben Powlesland from The Scout Association as our guest blogger.

Pears Foundation
29.07.16
Blog
Celebrating St David’s Day with the Community Foundation in Wales

In celebration of St David’s Day, we welcome Liza Kellett from the Community Foundation in Wales as our guest blogger.

Pears Foundation
01.03.16