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OFFERING A HAND UP NOT A HANDOUT

Ever since we set up Texel Foundation in 2015, we’ve been committed to building lasting relationships with the charities and social enterprises we support. That’s exactly why we offer not only grants but also advice and guidance along the way.

We also regularly invite and sponsor Texel’s staff, clients and network of insurers to join us in fundraising activities. And every year we host a big insurance market challenge, like 2019’s tandem skydive for London’s Air Ambulance.

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Causes we support

All Texel Foundation grants support at least one of our four main causes:

Social Impact

Social Impact

We sponsor organisations that promote skills development and apprenticeships to enable financial independence. Our partners in this area might also support victims of social exclusion resulting from physical or mental impairment, political events, natural disasters or socio-economic status. We also advocate for the development of holistic models of care for whole families and even communities.

Health

Health

We fund medical research and clinical trials to help prevent and cure life-threatening or limiting conditions. We also give grants to organisations which provide end-of-life care, promote new, safer or more inclusive practices, or support those suffering from anxiety or poor mental health.

Education

Education

As well as supporting the traditional side of education through university scholarships, internships and bursaries, we assist professional teaching programmes that, for example, train teachers and doctors to work in rural areas. We also promote the education of professionals and communities on social issues, such as modern slavery, food poverty and homelessness.

Artistic Opportunity

We aim to address the lack of diversity within the performing arts and creative sector, challenging the status quo whereby work is largely programmed by, for and starring the privileged elite. We set up Represent Theatre Ltd to offer an affordable alternative to drama school training which opens up the industry to those for whom it is currently inaccessible and the preserve of the privileged. We also hope to support emerging artists and performers, providing them with opportunities to showcase their work and reach wider audiences.