Newman’s Own Foundation, the organisation started by the late actor and philanthropist Paul Newman, alongside comedian Harry Hill has today announced the plans to grant approximately £134,000 (US$200,000) to registered UK charities for empowerment of children.
Harry Hill, the comedian and TV presenter, worked with Newman’s Own Foundation in 2014 and has spoken in the past about being inspired by Paul Newman and the work the Foundation has done both in the UK and worldwide. In 2015 he is supporting the Foundation as they open applications for grants to UK charities which develop the empowerment of children.
Harry says “I am thrilled to be involved with Newman’s Own Foundation again. Last year I got the chance to meet some of the recipients of the grants and saw the incredible impact the funds had. The Foundation allows charities to obtain funding which supports the fantastic charitable work being done up and down the UK. Paul Newman has always been a huge inspiration for me personally and I wanted to get involved and help spread the word about the grants that UK charities can apply for.”
Newman’s Own Foundation will award grants to charities which empower children to overcome extraordinary adverse circumstances and contribute to the development of a civil society. Organisations must be registered UK charities to be considered for grants. Charities meeting the requirements are encouraged to submit their requests before the application process closes on Friday 12th June, 2015. Final grants will be announced on International Day of Charity on Saturday 5th September, 2015.
Robert Forrester, President and CEO of Newman’s Own Foundation, Executive Chairman of Newman’s Own, Inc. and close friend of the late Paul Newman, said “Supporting UK charities that focus on empowering children will help reach many young people who face extraordinary adverse circumstances. We hope our funding can make a difference; not only to empower but to inspire, encourage and support children throughout the UK to overcome whatever exceptional situations they have dealt with. I would like to encourage all charities which fulfil programmes for empowerment to submit a request for funding.”
Newman’s Own Foundation has already donated over US$430 million (approx. £288 million) around the world, including over US$5 million (approx. £3.39 million) to various UK charities, with this latest initiative. Newman’s Own Foundation is an independent, private foundation formed in 2005 by Paul Newman to sustain the legacy of his philanthropic work. Funded entirely through the profits and royalties of Newman’s Own products, the Foundation does not maintain an endowment, raise funds, or accept donations.
Paul Newman was committed to helping make the world a better place. To carry on his philanthropic legacy, Newman’s Own Foundation turns all net profits and royalties from the sale of Newman’s Own products into charitable donations.