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Growing giving with The Cadent Foundation

Growing giving with The Cadent Foundation


The goal of the Cadent Foundation is to help households find sustainable solutions to fuel poverty and ensure people are safe and warm in their homes.

It does this by supporting and working with charitable organisations to help households improve their financial wellbeing and become more energy efficient through advice, support and a range of practical measures.

Charities Trust has proudly partnered with the Cadent Foundation since its launch in 2019. 

From vision to real social impact across the UK

Following a competitive tender, Charities Trust was instrumental in helping Cadent set-up its Foundation, providing expertise and guidance to help make the leadership team’s vision a reality. 

Today, the Cadent Foundation is administered by Charities Trust as a Donor Advised Fund.  We are responsible for holding and distributing the Foundation’s funds to charities and good causes applying for grants, under a stringent governance structure that ensures monies are only used to further charitable purposes for the public benefit.

In addition to holding and distributing funds, specific responsibilities include:

  • Managing the Foundation’s grant application process during funding rounds
  • Due-diligence on all registered charities and non-registered good causes applying for support
  • Post project reviews and impact reporting

Our CEO, Linda Minnis, also has a seat on the advisory board of the Cadent Foundation, providing expertise and advice to help grow its future business and social impact.

Supporting charities to deliver real impact

Charities Trust services used

  • Corporate Foundations
  • Due diligence 
  • Reporting 

Charities Trust is a highly valued partner of the Cadent Foundation. The guidance and assurance they provide through their governance expertise is critical for us in growing the business and social impact of the Foundation.

Julie Dwyer Director, Cadent Foundation
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