Pears Foundation

Working in partnership with Contact since March 2011.

Pears Foundation support and investment enables us to provide the families of disabled children with vital emotional and practical support: whatever their child’s condition, whenever they need us, wherever they are in the UK.

As an innovative and forward-thinking funder, Pears Foundation generously invests in Contact’s core costs. The benefits of this are two-fold: it allows us scope to use funding to best effect for families today, and it helps build our capacity to be there for more families in the future.

Pears Foundation also funded a 12-month high-impact pilot programme, whereby Contact and Family Fund worked in partnership to enable families to secure Disability Living Allowance payments. This project transformed families’ financial circumstances. In fact, some families doubled their previous income. 

“Pears Foundation’s support for Contact has transformed families’ lives for the better. Core funding is vital as we navigate the changing needs of families and a fluctuating economic environment, so it is absolutely brilliant to have such a forward-thinking partner in Pears Foundation. We greatly appreciate their commitment, insight and passion to help families with disabled children feel valued, confident and to live the lives they want.”

Amanda Batten
Chief Executive of Contact

Pears Foundation’s support for Contact has transformed families’ lives for the better.

– Amanda Batten, Chief Executive of Contact