The Boundless Foundation

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The Boundless Foundation was set up in 2016 to provide a boost to the charities we know are close to our members’ hearts. Every year, the Foundation supports inspirational charities by donating funds raised through the Boundless Foundation Lottery. The money raised when people play the weekly lottery helps support those in need through various community support networks and makes a real difference to people’s lives. All funds raised from the lottery go directly to the Boundless Foundation, from where they are distributed to our chosen charities.

The Boundless Foundation is registered by Charities Trust, registered charity number 327489.

Since its launch in 2016, we’ve been able to donate over £150,000 to our chosen charities. The Boundless Foundation retains full control over where your money goes and distributes the funds to the charities and causes that we support throughout the year. This means we can directly help people just like you who are currently working – or are retired from – the public sector and civil service.

Our chosen charities

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The Charity for Civil Servants

The Charity for Civil Servants supports all civil servants, past and present, throughout their lives, listening without judgement and offering practical, financial and emotional support.

The Charity’s support covers a wide range of issues including Money Advice, Wellbeing  and Caring. Most importantly, the Charity is independent of the Civil Service and is not a membership organisation. You don’t need to have been a donor to benefit from their support and their services are completely confidential.

The Civil Service Retirement Fellowship (CSRF)

A national charity dedicated to helping civil servants, former civil servants and their dependents make the most of their retirement. It offers a strong friendship and support network – from national befriending schemes to help combat loneliness in later life, to a network of community groups – and signposts and advises on various issues via a network of relationships with other organisations such as the Society of Later Life Advisers and Marie Curie. In 2021 it handled 350 signposting and advice enquiries, and there were 2400 visits and calls made by its befriending services.

Air Ambulances UK

The national charity supporting the lifesaving work of the UK’s air ambulance charities, enabling them to save even more lives every day. Air ambulance crews bring the Emergency Department to patients who have suffered a life-threatening or life-changing trauma or medical emergency; providing advanced critical care to save lives. On average, an air ambulance can reach someone in urgent need within 15 minutes. Anyone, anywhere in the UK can become a patient at any time. Air ambulance charities are collectively dispatched on more than 100 life-saving missions daily across the UK; each mission is funded almost entirely by the generosity of local communities.

Education Support

The only UK charity dedicated to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of teachers and education staff in schools, colleges and universities. Every year, it provides 80,000 education staff with mental health services; supporting more than 9000 people via its helpline and provides more than 3000 emergency financial grants, to education staff, to those who are struggling. It has been supporting teacher and education staff wellbeing for 145 years.

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*Photo credited to Tim Wallace.