Patron: Sir Chris Bonington CBE - Registered Charity: 1053356
The Juniper Trust was founded in 1994 by a group of volunteers, inspired by writer and teacher Angela Locke. Today, 15 years on, Angela is still actively involved and all of the committee members volunteer their time freely to support worthwhile causes all over the world. Since those early beginnings, Juniper Trust has expanded hugely, but its basic vision remains the same: to work in a low-impact, sustainable way to support the poorest communities, particularly children, listening to community needs in the developing world and working in equal partnership. The Trust has always stayed true to the concept of 'trickle up' rather than 'trickle down' aid, which will benefit communities at grassroots level, enabling their development in a way which they feel is appropriate and, most importantly, of their choosing. The Trust's remit has always been to work alongside local communities, listening to what the people are saying about their needs, a journey of friendship and cooperation which is of benefit to both sides in an equal relationship. And this equality and mutual respect is the key to the vision of Juniper Trust.
The Juniper Trust is unique in that they have no overheads and they can guarantee that all of your donations will go directly into a project(s) of your choice and you can be confident that no money is wasted or used for salaried staff. Staff are all volunteers and they even pay for their own stamps! The Juniper Trust are very grateful indeed for any donations, big or small!
More recent developments at the Juniper Trust include the revamped website junipertrust.co.uk and also the decision to use the on-line donation system 'Just Giving' which enables UK taxpayers to easily 'Gift Aid' their donations. If you would like to make a donation please click on the link below.
KE clients are entitled to a 15% discount at Cotswold Outdoor. Additionally, Cotswold Outdoor very kindly donates part of the money received from KE clients to the Juniper Trust. The contribution from Cotswold to date is close to £30,000 and all of this money has been used to further the work of the Trust.