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    Charities we’ve helped

    The Equilibrium Foundation has helped many organisations and charities over the years since it was established in 2010. Below are some of those who we’ve helped so far. 


    Hullo is a new, not-for-profit that offers conversation. Trained volunteers are available 9am-9pm, 7 days a week just to talk to anyone who wants a conversation – about their family, the weather, the dog or something they are worried about. Covid-19 has made us all aware how much we need human contact, and Hullo provides just that. It’s not a medical or mental health organisation, counselling service or helpline. But Hullo works in partnership with other charities and can refer callers who are in need of specialist help and advice to those services.

    The Equilibrium Foundation has provided regular funding to Hullo since June 2020 and enabled them to recruit their first member of staff to coordinate their amazing work.

    Creating Adventures

    Many people with lifelong conditions such as Down’s Syndrome and Autistic Spectrum Disorders get great support when they are children, and then very little help as soon as they turn 18. Creating Adventures provides a range of activities to provide great times and give additional skills to adults with Autism and learning disabilities. As well as their Beautiful Noise choir they offer an art club, cooking classes and (when it’s not lockdown!) get-togethers and trips that really enrich people’s lives.

    The Equilibrium Foundation has given a grant of £3,000 this year to support Creating Adventures’ amazing work.

    The Bursary Foundation

    The Bursary Foundation connects high achieving pupils from low income backgrounds with the best educational opportunities. They work closely with primary schools to identify pupils with high potential from low income backgrounds and support these pupils with tutoring and mentoring so that they and their families are well prepared and well informed before sitting entrance exams for partner schools. Supported pupils go on to a number of state grammar and fee-paying schools in the North West and achieve great things!

    The Equilibrium Foundation has committed to supporting two talented young people from low-income backgrounds through the whole of their secondary education by funding half of their fees, with the other half being provided by the schools.


    See more great causes we’ve been able to help over the years below.

    Support during COVID-19
    The Foundation has supported over 35 charities during the COVID-19 crisis with just a little over £62,000 of donations since March including:

    • Elle For Elle (£1,000)
    • Stockport without Abuse (£5,000)
    • East Cheshire Hospice (£5,000)
    • Various foodbanks to help those in need of support
    • MCR NHS Foundation Trust (£1000)
    • Age UK (£1,500)
    • Pure Insight (£5000)
    • Barnabus (£5000)
    • NHS Big Lunch Box – we provided 500 lunches for the NHS via this charity (£1500)
    • Various other NHS PPE charities
    • Cancer research
    • Various other domestic abuse charities
    • Additional wellbeing charities
    • Additional children’s charities

    Winter fuel campaign
    Our winter fuel campaign allows those who receive the government’s non-means tested winter fuel grant but don’t actually need it to donate their grant to the most vulnerable in society

    • Age UK – funded 100 winter warmth packs
    • Friends of the elderly – over £3,400 (used this towards their COVID-19 efforts)
    • Wishing well – over £3,400 (used this towards their COVID-19 efforts)

    Community support scheme winners

    • Dec-20 The Neuromuscular Centre (NMC)
    • Dec-20 Daisy’s Dream
    • Dec-20 Reuben’s Retreat
    • Sept-20 East Cheshire Hospice
    • Sept-20 Ronald McDonald House
    • Sept-20 Friends of the Countess of Chester Country Park
    • June-20 N-Gage
    • June-20 Congleton/Meadow Vale FC
    • June-20 Cabasa
    • Mar-20 Seashell Trust
    • Mar-20 Leonard Cheshire
    • Mar-20 Acorns primary school

    Payroll Giving
    Below are the charities available our staff regularly donate to through our payroll giving scheme: to donate to:

    • 42nd Street
    • The Wellspring
    • Mummy’s Star
    • Friends of Park Lane Special School
    • Wakisa Ministries
    • Claire House Children’s Hospice

    We recently received the highest level award for payroll giving – the Diamond Mark.

    Equilibrium staff charity challenges

    • Paul Farrugia and Jason Lowe climbed Mount Toubkal for Reuben’s Retreat and Headway. Each charity received over £4,900.
    • Our very own Julie-Anne Jackson, Office Manager, has been able to make 100 PPE visors for NHS workers with a donation of £300

    Equilibrium were founding charity partners of Tackle4MCR – a charity created by Manchester City captain, Vincent Kompany, and the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, to address rough sleeping and homelessness on the streets of the Manchester city-region.

    Community support scheme winners

    • Dec-19 Cheshire autism practical support ltd
    • Dec-19 Cyril Flint
    • Dec-19 Help Alex to Soar
    • Sep-19 Lighted Stage Music events
    • Sep-19 Messy Mischief Makers
    • Sep-19 LGBT Foundation
    • Jun-19 Soul Kitchen and Offset Chester
    • Jun-19 End of Life Partnership
    • Jun-19 ReflecTeen Hub Organisation
    • Mar-19 Radio Lollipop Manchester
    • Mar-19 Survivors of bereavement by suicide
    • Mar-19 Friends of Mobberley

    Jamie Arnold track day
    Our track day event, organised in memory of Jamie Arnold and held at the racetrack in Anglesey, raised £6,500 to St. Rocco’s hospice

    Winter fuel campaign
    Our winter fuel campaign allows those who receive the government’s non-means tested winter fuel grant but don’t actually need it to donate their grant to the most vulnerable in society.

    • Age UK – funded 100 winter warmth packs
    • Friends of the elderly – over £4,500
    • Wishing well – over £4,500

    Community support scheme winners

    • Dec-18 Azamrah youth club
    • Dec-18 Radiate arts
    • Dec-18 Space4autism
    • Sep-18 Pure Insight
    • Sep-18 Blacon High School
    • Sep-18 Bolton Lads and girls club
    • Jun-18 The Anthony Seddon Fund
    • Jun-18 Huntington’s Under 5’s Preschool
    • Jun-18 The East Cheshire Musical Theatre Company
    • Jun-18 Cafe Unity
    • Mar-18 Central Cheshire Buddy Scheme
    • Mar-18 Chester Supertrees
    • Mar-18 Ardwick and Longsight food bank

    Jamie Arnold track day
    Our track day event, organised in memory of Jamie Arnold raised £6,800 to St. Rocco’s hospice

    Equilibrium staff charity challenges
    Jason Lowe and Andrew Hirst cycled from Venice to Rome – over £9,000 each for Claire House and Reuben’s Retreat.

    Debate Mate
    £5,000 donated in 2018

    £8,600 donated in 2018

    Community support scheme winners

    • Dec-17 Mobility & access group
    • Dec-17 The Mill  Youth Centre
    • Dec-17 Chapter (West Cheshire) ltd
    • Sep-17 Alderley and Wilmslow Musical Theatre Company
    • Sep-17 NAPSAC – Nether Alderley Pre-School and All Round Care
    • Jun-17 Queens park high school rowing club
    • Jun-17 Bridgend Centre
    • All Ears
    • Alzheimers Research
    • Alzheimers Society
    • Beechwood Cancer Care
    • Birmingham Childrens Hospital
    • Blacon Health & Social Care Group
    • Brain Tumour Research
    • Breakthrough Cancer
    • British Heart Foundation
    • Buxton Mountain Rescue
    • Cancer Research
    • Cash 4 Kids
    • Catch 22
    • Charlotte Hartey Foundation
    • Cherry Grove PTA
    • Chester Gladiators RLFC
    • Chester Operatic Society
    • Chester Swimming Association
    • Countess of Chester Health Park
    • CRE8
    • DIAL West Cheshire
    • Donna Louise Hospice
    • East Cheshire Hospice
    • Enthusiasm
    • Francis House Children’s Hospice
    • Friends of Meriton Park
    • Friends of the Heath
    • Handmade for dementia Northwest & UK
    • Henshaws Society for the Blind
    • Homes in Zimbabwe
    • Knutsford Good Neighbours
    • Knutsford Heritage centre
    • Knutsford Lions
    • Knutsford Talking paper
    • Lache Primary School
    • Macclesfield disabled swimming club
    • Macmillan Cancer Support
    • Medequip 4 kids
    • Message Trust
    • Middlewood Riding for the Disabled
    • Motor Neurone Disease Associatiion
    • MS Society
    • National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society
    • National Autistic Society
    • New Mills & District Volunteer Centre
    • Oakmere Singing Association
    • Oldham Mountain Rescue
    • Opal
    • Quench Café
    • Restless Development
    • Retrak
    • Reuben’s Retreat
    • RNIB
    • Ronald MacDonald Charity
    • Royal Signals Benevolent Fund
    • Skin Cancer Research
    • Snow Angels CIC
    • SSAFA
    • St Ann’s Hospice
    • St Lukes Hospice
    • The Christie
    • The Humane Society
    • The Joshua Tree
    • The Neuromuscular Centre
    • The Smile Group
    • Time Out Group
    • Water Aid
    • Wirral Theatre School
    • Wooden spoon
    • Wythenshawe Development Trust
    • Zimbabwean National Emergency

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