The Patron Charitable Initiatives were established in 2010 to bring together charitable work ongoing in the Patron business and the philanthropic interests of the Breslauer family, with the following visions:

  • Create positive change.
  • Provide support where life prospects are impaired and empower individuals whose life prospects have become impaired to achieve their potential
  • Reach out to break down barriers and promote understanding.

Updates

The COVID-19 pandemic is devastating the charities and non-profit organisations we work closely with, both in terms of a complete shutdown of traditional fundraising events creating financial shortfalls that threaten survival and the urgent and immediate need to develop means to serve beneficiaries in a lockdown environment.  This is leading us to redouble efforts to improve on all our help to change the world to a better place, activity has been intense both pre and post lockdown and we have been able to respond and provide practical and financial help in a huge variety of instances of identifiable need.

Women in Safe Homes Fund

The Women in Safe Homes Fund, believed to be the world’s first gender-lens property fund, has been created by Patron Capital with Resonance as a solution to the lack of affordable, safe, and secure homes for women who are experiencing homelessness, are, survivors of domestic abuse, or other complex needs.  With Patron’s initial anchor support of £1m, £15m+ of seed capital has been confirmed, and fundraising is ongoing with a £100 m target, agreements are in place and/or talks are progressing with a series of women’s aid charity partners and a pipeline of property has been established. This fund is massively important as it will provide homes for women in the context of COVID-19 significantly exacerbated domestic abuse with lockdown trapping women at home with their abusers.  Ensuring Patron continues to be a hugely charitable organisation by working hard to inspire and encourage the whole company, is key ethos, so we were hugely pleased by a self-started project by the Patron Admin team raised significant money to both purchase holiday gifts, for women spending the 2020 festive season in support amazing ongoing work in women’s aid as part of the fund launch.

RMA - Royal Marines Charity

RMA - The Royal Marines Charity is almost completely reliant on public goodwill and donation and receive no government funding. Continuing lockdowns have shut down their traditional fundraising events to the point they were potentially not able to fund essential work including critical maintenance of the prosthetics many their disabled combat veterans rely on.  We created, arranged, and hosted a series of on-line interactive, briefings which brought together many of our good friends who are business and community leaders, with a panel of senior British military commanders to discuss the security environment in the context of increased volatility in global affairs. Attendees also caught up with the challenges being faced by the RMA – The Royal Marines Charity and collectively donated more than £400,000. 


The Patron Charitable Initiatives have helped

  • 220+ serving and retired service personnel directly and have raised £3m+ for RMA – The Royal Marines Charity
  • 10,000+ UK state school teachers impacting 520,000+ school children
  • 4,000+ children in Nepal with new schools built in 35+ villages and a new teacher training facility established

Principle Themes:

  • Armed Forces; demonstrate our appreciation for those who help preserve our freedom and our lives. Our initiatives have successfully used the skills, expertise, and contacts of the business community to support those who need help.
  • Schools; create initiatives that will have a multiplier effect and directly reach the areas of society where support is needed most, break down barriers and promote real understanding.
  • Foundations; ensures Patron continues to be a hugely charitable organisation by working hard to inspire and encourage the whole company and broader network, to get involved. Giving back is a key ethos.  

 

Some of our Charity Partner Organisations:

 

The Israel Summit 2021

Patron proud to be a sponsor of the Israel summit!

The Greatness Lectures

Celebrating the greatness of the human spirit in its ability to achieve great feats and overcome adversity...

Since the start of 2017, we have curated a series of early evening talks by individuals who are the embodiment of this spirit.  These events are not part of a fundraising exercise; they are intended to motivate, educate, inspire, and enrich the Patron team, our friends, and partners.

We have:

Considered global events and big Ideas..

Explored social impacting investing and the problems which are being solved..

Heard from the most inspirational individuals, completing adventure challenge following life changing illness & disability..   

Retold stories, keeping important historic events alive..

People, who are working really hard to make a difference to others shared their individual stories..

Heard about great achievement

Understood the challenges providing great education..