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FAQs

FAQs

What is Shared Interest Foundation?

A: Founded in 2004, Shared Interest Foundation is a registered charity that relies on charitable donations to provide practical support to businesses in the developing world. This involves training that allows individuals to create sustainable employment in the community.

Can I leave a legacy? 

A: You can. To find out more please read this information booklet.

Could you explain the difference between the Foundation and Society?

A:  The Society and Foundation are two separate legal entities although the Foundation is the subsidiary of the Society because the Board of the Society appoints the Trustees of the Foundation. The Society relies on the capital invested by its members in the form of withdrawable share capital. The Foundation, a registered charity, relies on donations from individuals which can be gift-aided, smaller grants and larger institutional grants from funders such as Comic Relief. The Society lends money to organisations involved in fair trade and the Foundation provides training and building of support organisations in the developing world.  

Who are our partners?

You can read about our partners in our Impact Report here