The Company is proud to give something back through its Charitable Trust.
At the end of 2008 the company established the Turley Associates Charitable Trust for the distribution of charitable donations. The responsibility for charitable giving is delegated to a group of Trustees comprising a Chair and three company employees and an external appointee. The Charitable Trust is a registered charity and is bound by the code of the Charities Commission.
Stated objectives of the Trust:
(i) The prevention or relief of poverty;
(ii) The advancement of health;
(iii) The advancement of education,
(iv) the advancement of the arts, culture, heritage or science;
(v) The preservation, conservation and protection of the environment and the prudent use of resources; The relief of poverty and improvement of the conditions of life in socially and economically disadvantaged communities; The promotion of sustainable means of achieving economic growth and regeneration;
(vi) The relief of those in need by reason of youth, age, ill-health, disability or financial hardship and any other purpose in charitable law.
The current focus on the Trust activities is on objectives (v) and (vi) and it has recently adopted a 3-year Giving and Engagement strategy to further these aims.
The agreed objectives of the Trust place a specific emphasis on the improvement of life in socially and economically disadvantaged communities and the relief of those in need. The Trust has formed strategic partnerships with two charities to further these aims – Mission Direct and Redeeming Our Communities (ROC).
To date the Trust has made significant donations towards projects both overseas and in the UK, including the establishment of self-sufficiency projects in Uganda, community-based projects in Northern Ireland, social and environmental projects in London, Manchester and Liverpool as well as responding to disaster appeals. These donations have been prompted by requests from colleagues within the Company. The Trust does not respond to unsolicited requests for donations.