Finding our way

Thirty Percy is on a journey, searching for collaborative, imaginative and unexpected ways to contribute to the world’s wellbeing and future security.

We don’t pretend to have all the answers. So, we’re keen to meet people and build partnerships with other funders, individuals and organisations who share our entrepreneurial spirit.

Courage will be key. We’re ready to try new things and we’re prepared to fail as long as we learn.

Smart with a heart

We’ve a track-record of relational grant-making. We’ve also co-created companies, disrupted markets and enjoyed commercial success. Success built on imagination and collaboration.

Our work is a reflection of our values of care, performance and wisdom. Our values guide us in working towards answering the question of how best to achieve our purpose.

Percy Street, London will soon be our new home where we hope the spirit of our historical neighbours, renowned artists, writers and artisans who also collaborated, thought imaginatively and did the unexpected will inspire our actions.

Thinking before funding

We’re finding our way, working out how we can best contribute. But we know for certain we won’t operate an open, general fund. So, please don’t spend valuable time writing to us for funding. Your letter will likely go unanswered.

Our programme of work has started which we will update on our latest page.

Meet some of our partners

Courage of convictions

Good governance is critical to the success of all foundations. It increases legitimacy and builds trust among audiences. But governance must go beyond ensuring sound leadership and fostering transparency.

Our governance challenges us to achieve our purpose – and holds us to our values – to care, perform and find wisdom.

Meet the team

We’re a community of individuals united by purpose and driven by the power of our values, what we call our superpowers.

 

Jen Hooke

Chief executive officer

Excited by the opportunity to create an organisation that by design seeks to address challenges and collaborate differently.
Jen's LinkedIn.

Louisa Mann

Trustee

A director of Skagen Conscience Capital Louisa's passionate about their values-driven agenda. Thirty Percy is an exciting opportunity to extend this approach

Mark Sorensen

Trustee

Experienced non-executive director and life patron of the Cheltenham Festivals. Excited by using the best from the worlds of business and philanthropy

Nikki Clegg

Director of Operations & Grants

Excited to be part of a Foundation that dares to do things differently, leads with authenticity and generosity and has a bold vision of the future that I'm proud to be a part of.

Derek Bardowell

Trustee

Derek Bardowell is a writer, philanthropy adviser and former Director of Education at the Stephen Lawrence Trust. He is the author of ‘No Win Race’ (Harper NonFiction, 2019) - exploring racism in modern Britain through sport and the host of the race, culture and social justice podcast Just Cause. A former music editor at The Voice Newspaper, Derek has been responsible for managing the distribution of over £150 million to good causes in 34 countries. He is a Trustee of Thirty Percy Foundation.

Katie Hill

Trustee

Adjectives to describe 30 Percy: fresh thinking, ambitious, daring, partnership focused, evidence led, ground breaking. It is a privilege to be part of it.
Katie's LinkedIn.

Diana Clarke

Foundation Executive

Excited to work in a team that has the passion and drive to challenge and change the system that is failing so many on so many levels. A constant inspiration.

Graham Selley

Finance Director

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Bill Bows

Impact and Comms Lead

Excited about the opportunity to amplify, share and connect our Partners’ stories of engagement, innovation and transformation. Nearly 25 years’ experience as a communicator interrogating and absorbing complex messages and shaping them into simple, memorable and transferable stories.
Bill's LinkedIn.

Leah Treherne

Analyst

Working as part of a team that is thoughtful, conscientious and has people at the heart is a privilege. Having lived in Gloucestershire most of my life I am excited to be part of the pioneering journey in Gloucestershire. Thirty Percy is challenging and rewarding in equal measure

Fatima Manjra Randera

Analyst

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Jen Hooke

Chief executive officer

Excited by the opportunity to create an organisation that by design seeks to address challenges and collaborate differently.
Jen's LinkedIn.

Louisa Mann

Trustee

A director of Skagen Conscience Capital Louisa's passionate about their values-driven agenda. Thirty Percy is an exciting opportunity to extend this approach

Mark Sorensen

Trustee

Experienced non-executive director and life patron of the Cheltenham Festivals. Excited by using the best from the worlds of business and philanthropy

Nikki Clegg

Director of Operations & Grants

Excited to be part of a Foundation that dares to do things differently, leads with authenticity and generosity and has a bold vision of the future that I'm proud to be a part of.

Derek Bardowell

Trustee

Derek Bardowell is a writer, philanthropy adviser and former Director of Education at the Stephen Lawrence Trust. He is the author of ‘No Win Race’ (Harper NonFiction, 2019) - exploring racism in modern Britain through sport and the host of the race, culture and social justice podcast Just Cause. A former music editor at The Voice Newspaper, Derek has been responsible for managing the distribution of over £150 million to good causes in 34 countries. He is a Trustee of Thirty Percy Foundation.

Katie Hill

Trustee

Adjectives to describe 30 Percy: fresh thinking, ambitious, daring, partnership focused, evidence led, ground breaking. It is a privilege to be part of it.
Katie's LinkedIn.

Diana Clarke

Foundation Executive

Excited to work in a team that has the passion and drive to challenge and change the system that is failing so many on so many levels. A constant inspiration.

Graham Selley

Finance Director

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Bill Bows

Impact and Comms Lead

Excited about the opportunity to amplify, share and connect our Partners’ stories of engagement, innovation and transformation. Nearly 25 years’ experience as a communicator interrogating and absorbing complex messages and shaping them into simple, memorable and transferable stories.
Bill's LinkedIn.

Leah Treherne

Analyst

Working as part of a team that is thoughtful, conscientious and has people at the heart is a privilege. Having lived in Gloucestershire most of my life I am excited to be part of the pioneering journey in Gloucestershire. Thirty Percy is challenging and rewarding in equal measure

Fatima Manjra Randera

Analyst

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Jen Hooke

Chief executive officer

Excited by the opportunity to create an organisation that by design seeks to address challenges and collaborate differently.
Jen's LinkedIn.

Louisa Mann

Trustee

A director of Skagen Conscience Capital Louisa's passionate about their values-driven agenda. Thirty Percy is an exciting opportunity to extend this approach

Mark Sorensen

Trustee

Experienced non-executive director and life patron of the Cheltenham Festivals. Excited by using the best from the worlds of business and philanthropy

Nikki Clegg

Director of Operations & Grants

Excited to be part of a Foundation that dares to do things differently, leads with authenticity and generosity and has a bold vision of the future that I'm proud to be a part of.

Derek Bardowell

Trustee

Derek Bardowell is a writer, philanthropy adviser and former Director of Education at the Stephen Lawrence Trust. He is the author of ‘No Win Race’ (Harper NonFiction, 2019) - exploring racism in modern Britain through sport and the host of the race, culture and social justice podcast Just Cause. A former music editor at The Voice Newspaper, Derek has been responsible for managing the distribution of over £150 million to good causes in 34 countries. He is a Trustee of Thirty Percy Foundation.

Katie Hill

Trustee

Adjectives to describe 30 Percy: fresh thinking, ambitious, daring, partnership focused, evidence led, ground breaking. It is a privilege to be part of it.
Katie's LinkedIn.

Diana Clarke

Foundation Executive

Excited to work in a team that has the passion and drive to challenge and change the system that is failing so many on so many levels. A constant inspiration.

Graham Selley

Finance Director

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Bill Bows

Impact and Comms Lead

Excited about the opportunity to amplify, share and connect our Partners’ stories of engagement, innovation and transformation. Nearly 25 years’ experience as a communicator interrogating and absorbing complex messages and shaping them into simple, memorable and transferable stories.
Bill's LinkedIn.

Leah Treherne

Analyst

Working as part of a team that is thoughtful, conscientious and has people at the heart is a privilege. Having lived in Gloucestershire most of my life I am excited to be part of the pioneering journey in Gloucestershire. Thirty Percy is challenging and rewarding in equal measure

Fatima Manjra Randera

Analyst

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