Shortlisted for Charity of the Year
Shared Interest Foundation was founded on the belief that
everyone deserves the chance to provide for themselves and their
family. We also believe that helping someone to build a strong
business is a respectful way to fight poverty in the developing
Head of Foundation Chris Pay said: "Shared Interest Foundation
helps businesses grow in the developing world, improving the
livelihoods of almost 60,000 people. The majority of our work has
been in Africa, where we supported over 100 businesses in eight
countries last year.
"We have been shortlisted for this award for our Access to
Finance project funded by Comic Relief. This project has seen us
help farmers and handcraft makers in Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana,
Uganda, and Ivory Coast to source the finance they need to grow.
This project benefitted over 30,000 people, with finance of £2.5m
enabling improved trading opportunities for fair trade
organisations. We are now planning to roll this out in other
The Charity Times Awards continue to be the pre-eminent
celebration of best practice in the UK charity and not-for-profit
sector. Now in their 17th year, the awards are run by Charity Times
Magazine - the leading title for UK non-profit professionals.
This year's winners will be announced at the Charity Times
Awards Gala Dinner & Ceremony on 28 September 2016 at the Park
Plaza Westminster Bridge, London.