The Acre Foundation

Help support our challenge - Climbing Mount Toubkal

In October 2016, Acre embarked on our biggest challenge yet and successfully scaled the 4167m Mount Toubkal, the largest mountain in North Africa! For the last 3 years we have supported GOSH, a charity that remains close to our heart. However, for our Toubkal challenge we decided to look a little closer to home and support causes that have personally impacted members of the Acre Toubkal Team.

Over the course of our fundraising push, we have so far managed to raise just under £12,000 for the following charities: The MSA Trust, the SSAFA, Ambitious about Autism and Heart Research UK. Head over to the Toubkal blog, to read about and watch the adventure.

What’s next for the Acre Foundation? Watch this space. One thing’s for sure, we’re going to struggle to find a challenge as tough as Toubkal.

To make a donation, please visit Acre’s Virgin Money Fundraising Page

For more information on our past fundraising efforts, click here.

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Our Ecoscheme

For every placement Acre completes we like to give a little more by making a donation to one of our chosen charities on our client’s behalf. If you are a client who has had an individual placed by Acre, please select from one of the three options below and complete your selection online.

  • Cool Earth

    Rainforests are worth much more to the human race left standing. Cool Earth is a unique charity that is saving the world’s most endangered rainforests through working with local communities to secure forests at risk of being destroyed within the next 18 months. Cool Earth works to build local and community capacity to make a difference, ensuring that less than 10% of their supporters’ money is spent on administration.

    Read more about Cool Earth.
  • Octavia Foundation

    The Octavia Foundation’s work is intended to increase the strength and effectiveness of community life; improving local conditions, especially for people in disadvantaged situations, enabling people to take part in public decision-making, and helping them to achieve greater long-term control over their circumstances. Acre have partnered with the Octavia Foundation to develop the ‘Gateways to Work’ programme.

    Read more about Octavia Foundation.
  • ZSL’s Edge of Existence Programme

    Elephants, rhinos and pandas may be the poster boys of conservation but many equally unique and threatened species are in danger of slipping unnoticed towards extinction. Your donation will support the Zoological Society of London to raise the profile and initiate conservation of the world’s most Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered (EDGE) species.

    Read more about ZSL’s Edge of Existence Programme.

Other causes we support

As well as our Ecoscheme, Acre supports a number of charities and other worthwhile causes.

For the past 3 years we have supported GOSH, but this year I challenged my colleagues to chose a different route, with one premise – that we would support causes only which were very personal to Acre employees, ‘charity begins at home as they say!

  • 1. Kiva

    Acre gives £100 to every new employee upon joining to loan through Kiva to entrepreneurs in developing countries. Kiva relies on a global network of volunteers and field partners, 100% of every donation goes directly towards funding loans; Kiva does not take a cut or charge interest to their Field Partners. Acre’s support is ongoing; as the loan is repaid, it is reinvested into the funding of another loan to another entrepreneur somewhere in the world.

    Read more about 1. Kiva.
  • 2. MSA Trust

    Danni’s Dad …..battled a disease called MSA for 3 years before sadly passing away in January 2016, aged 54. MSA is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder. There is no cure. The MSA Trust has been set up to support the families of those suffering from the disease.

    Read more about 2. MSA Trust.
  • 3. SSAFA

    Chloe’s Family Friend……… Olivia was diagnosed with two rare conditions; both have no cure and have dramatically affected day to day life for her. Olivia is now raising money for a wheelchair that will help her live more independently. The SSAFA is the longest serving national tri-service military charity providing lifelong support to those who are serving or have ever served in our Armed Forces and their families. It is through the help of the SSAFA that we can support Olivia.

    Read more about 3. SSAFA.
  • 4. Ambitious about Autism

    Nick’s Sister…… Katherine, is severely autistic. Despite requiring continuous one-one-one care she really enjoys activities and the outdoors; Ambitious about Autism is a charity with a vision of making ordinary possible for disadvantaged children. Through TreeHouse School and Ambitious College they offer specialist education and support to give these children the opportunity that they deserve.

    Read more about 4. Ambitious about Autism.
  • 5. Heart Research UK

    Michael, One of us……… was diagnosed in January 2016 with coronary heart disease. Heart disease is the single most common cause of death before 65 years of age. Heart Research UK is a wonderful charity providing funding for clinical and surgical projects as well as supporting young researchers taking their first steps into heart exploration.

    Read more about 5. Heart Research UK.