Published On: 28th March 2024

The Access Foundation is shortlisted in the Business Charity Awards

We are proud to share that the Access Foundation has been shortlisted in the Business Charity Awards within the Corporate Foundation category. The Business Charity awards celebrate synergy between business and charity, showcasing the organisations that are leading the charge and creating positive change.

The Access Foundation’s objectives are focused around three strategic pillars – Bridging the digital divide, Access Charities of the Year and Staff-sponsored charities. The Foundation was set up following the success and growth of The Access Group, a business management software company.  Since the Access Foundation was founded in 2021, it has donated more than £3 million to both UK causes and overseas in Malaysia, Australia, and Romania.

Piers McLeish, Trustee for the Access Foundation, said:

“We are delighted that the Access Foundation has been shortlisted in these prestigious awards. Especially as there are so many amazing charities who do such admirable work to make the world a better place. We have the great honour to work alongside some incredible organisations who make a difference and real impact on people lives.

I would like to say a big thank you to everyone, and every charity who has made the work we do possible - the Foundation will continue striving to make a positive difference. and I would like to wish all the awards’ finalists the absolute best of luck at the award ceremony on 16th May.”

The awards have been a double success for The Access Group, which was also shortlisted in the Charity Partnership category for their work with Parkinson's UK.

Parkinson’s UK was nominated as The Access Group Charity of the Year for 2022-23, with fundraising reaching almost £1 million.

Alongside the money raised by The Access Group, The Foundation awarded two life-changing grants. To the charity, the first grant of £80,000 helped fund the Emergency Grants Programme, supporting people living with Parkinson's through the cost-of-living crisis.

The second grant of over £300,000 funded almost three new Parkinson’s nurse posts, directly supporting over 1000 people living with the condition and improving the availability of quality care for those with the disease.