The Bartlett Foundation

We believe that business has a responsibility and unique opportunity to be a force for positive change and to give back to society.

Each year, we donate 8% of our prior year profits to improve the lives of vulnerable young people and their families in the UK and abroad.

We do this through two main grant making programmes. One is focussed on supporting communities in West Yorkshire, where our roots can be traced back to, and the other supports charities working in the developing world, with a particular focus on Africa.

In the last four years alone, we’ve given over £1,000,000 to support some incredible causes.

Here are some of the organisations we’ve partnered with.

Leeds Community Foundation

We have supported Leeds Community Foundation (LCF) for several years. LCF has several roles. It is West Yorkshire’s largest, independent, funder; distributing grants and giving advice to voluntary groups and charities working in Leeds and Bradford. It also generates and supports philanthropic giving, working alongside and supporting donors, like ourselves. In February 2022, working in partnership with LCF, we launched the Bartlett Group Fund. This fund will distribute £150,000 in the Leeds and Bradford region over the next 3 years, to organisations working with families facing challenging times.

Bishop Nkoyoyo Secondary School, Uganda

We have supported Bishop Nkoyoyo School in rural Uganda for over 15 years. The school educates over 200 students and is now one of the best performing secondary schools in the country. Our support has included providing new school buildings (most recently a science lab) and helping to establish a computer department and network.

Kidz Klub, Leeds

The Bartlett Foundation has a long-standing relationship with Kidz Klub Leeds, a children’s charity working to benefit children and their families, of all backgrounds, in communities throughout Leeds. Our donation covers the salary costs of a Family Support Worker. This Family Support Worker works directly with children and their families living in vulnerable circumstances, supporting them with the varied challenges they face.