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The Sir James Reckitt Charity

Supporting charitable causes, particularly in Kingston upon Hull and East Yorkshire, or associated with the Society of Friends

The Sir James Reckitt Charity

In May 2021 the Sir James Reckitt Charity celebrated the centenary of its foundation by Sir James Reckitt

The Sir James Reckitt Charity

We welcome applications from charities and organizations associated with Hull and East Yorkshire or with the Society of Friends (Quakers)

About Us

100 years of supporting charitable causes

The Charity was established in May 1921 with the endowment by Sir James Reckitt of shares in the company of Reckitt & Sons Ltd. A hundred years on, wise management by the trustees has enabled the Charity to divest over £1m each year to charitable causes.

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What we fund

Unrestricted grants for building charities

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Start-up and core costs

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Purchase of equipment and materials

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Building improvements

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Training costs

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Project development costs

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Case Study

Hull Sea Cadets

Hull Sea Cadets provides a unique learning experience that’s designed to help children and teenagers grow into the people they want to be. For this case study we spoke to Sue Coupland, a Trustee of the charity.

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Case Study

Humbercare

Located on Beverley Road and working across the region, Humbercare’s mission is to educate, rehabilitate and promote the mental and moral improvement of offenders. For this case study we spoke to John McNally, the Coordinator of Humbercare’s Circles of Support and Accountability.

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Case Study

Humber All Nations Alliance

Humber All Nations Alliance (HANA) is a local charity that carries out exceptional work on a daily basis. Promoting the wellbeing of black minority and ethnic communities across Hull and the wider Humber region, we’re proud to support them through our annual funding grant.

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Case Study

Quaker Social Action

Quaker Social Action is a longstanding charity that supports people on low incomes in East London and across the UK. Originally founded by the Quakers and with 150 years of social good to its name, the organisation takes a practical approach to tackling poverty and injustice in modern society.

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Case Study

Spring Bank Community Centre

Spring Bank Community Centre is one of the many worthy causes supported by the Sir James Reckitt Charity. Frank McConaghy has been a driving force behind the organisation since the 1990s, so we had a chat with him to discover how our regular donations benefit the team’s crucial work.

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How to apply

We welcome applications from charities and organizations associated with Hull and East
Yorkshire or with the Society of Friends (Quakers).
You can apply online in just 30 minutes.

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