Our projects

DoMore4Life has a portfolio of over 50 community projects and charities based both in the UK and overseas. Our team is constantly on the look-out for new and interesting projects to offer to our corporate partners.

Our criteria for selection are rigorous and projects have to undergo a thorough vetting procedure before they are able to join the portfolio list. All due diligence is carried out by DoMore4Life's team.

Our current portfolio from which corporate donors may choose includes charities and projects that operate in 20 different sectors:

Addiction Disabled and Sick Children Legal Unemployment
Animals Education Medical Vulnerable Children
Army Veterans Environment Orphans Vulnerable Young Adults
Arts and Music Health Social Support War and Disaster Relief
Disabled Adults Homelessness Sport Women and Families

Addiction

Through its unique outreach work, this London-based project supports people with substance abuse problems and veterans suffering from PostTraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). During the summer months, participants are able to drive across to an island off the Essex estuary with a group each weekend. The programme includes camping, fishing, orienteering and other outdoor activities. Participants benefit hugely from the group work and the therapeutic effect this has on them.

Animals

This national charity provides specially-trained assistance dogs to injured and disabled men and women from both the UK armed forces and the civilian emergency services. Labrador and Golden Retriever puppies are specially trained and receive a bespoke package depending on the needs of their new owner. This can range from training a dog to take clothes out of the washing machine to help with shopping or using public transport.

Army Veterans

This Territorial Army Regiment’s charity fund provides collective welfare for its soldiers and their families. It also provides special relief for soldiers on operational duties (eg. in Afghanistan) as well as support for their families back home. DoMore4Life is helping this TA Regiment to support veterans who are wounded in combat or suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome.

Arts and Music

This programme of music bursaries is designed to remove the barriers to education for talented young musicians whose family and financial circumstances would not otherwise allow them to access top music tuition. Students are selected through a rigorous process of evaluation and these bursaries help young disadvantaged music students to study in their chosen field as well as helping to fund the costs of their musical instruments.

Disabled Adults

This leading UK charity is for people with limb-loss, their family, friends and carers as well as the healthcare professionals who support them. It offers completely free, friendly and impartial information on all aspects of amputation, limb-loss and rehabilitation and provides a national “voice” for prosthetic patients in the UK.
Whether you are preparing for an amputation, already undergoing rehabilitation or need support this charity is there to help.

Disabled and Sick Children

This national charity supports families with disabled children. It offers a lifeline to parents who often feel isolated and helpless given the huge challenges that face them bringing up a child with a disability. The charity runs a number of support programmes, family workshops and outings as well as offering respite to parents in order to give them a break. DoMore4life is working to assist its local branches in the UK to raise money for additional family support workers.

Education

This Special Needs school caters for primary-age children with significant special educational needs. Most of the pupils have very severe disabilities and need specialist equipment and support. The school has a Parents’ Association body which helps to raise money to pay for the complementary therapies which are not funded by either the Education Authority or the NHS. Donations go towards paying for essential but unfunded physiotherapy, wheelchairs and other equipment.

Environment

This award-winning registered charity and social enterprise is dedicated to radically changing the way society thinks about waste. Its aim is to turn redundant office furniture into an asset and a resource. Using the 4 R’s they aim to, Reduce, Re-use, Re-manufacture or Recycle all unwanted office furniture, diverting it from landfill. In addition they have created a back-to-work programme for young people.

Health

This hospital-based charity’s key objective is to help support and enhance the quality of life of children and adults with leukaemia, cancer, bone marrow failure, sickle cell disease and for patients undergoing bone marrow transplant. They work hand-in-hand with conventional care to help improve patients' well-being and they provide coping strategies to support their physical recovery during chemotherapy and bone marrow transplant. The charity’s vision is to provide, evaluate and research initiatives which help improve or enhance the quality of life of these patients.

Homelessness

This charity is a London-based specialist service for homeless people suffering from addiction problems. For the past 19 years they have been supporting around 250 people each year in two hostels. They help these men and women on the path to detox and independent living by addressing their deep-seated problems using a unique package of therapy and advice services. Together, the two hostels provide 24-hour staffing for 40 bed spaces for those people in the first and second stages of therapy. A further 160 spaces are available in alternative accommodation for those in the third stage of the programme.

Legal

This legal charity offers support to vulnerable people who are facing civil court proceedings and cannot afford any legal representation. The assistance they offer is free, completely confidential and independent. Every day, people appear at court for hearings about matters which will have a dramatic impact on the rest of their lives (eg insolvency, eviction, debt, asylum, divorce and contact with children).

The courts are a daunting environment at the best of times but for those attending these kinds of hearings alone, without the benefit of a solicitor, it can be a bewildering experience. This independent charity provides practical information and emotional support to unrepresented litigants, to help them get a fair hearing in the civil courts.

Medical

Each year in the UK at least £800 million-worth of prescribed medicines dispensed to patients goes unused. This medical charity was set up in 1974 by two Leicester-based GPs who had been aware that each year millions of tonnes of high-quality, in-date but surplus medicines were being incinerated in the UK. At the same time, they knew from missionary friends that there were acute shortages in rural Africa of the very same medicines. They saw this as unjust and decided to do something about it. They arranged to collect selected returned patient medicines from GP practices and, after appropriate quality controls, re-cycle them free of charge to a network of over one hundred health centres in Cameroon, Ghana, Malawi, Sierra Leone, Tanzania and Zambia. Today, they help over 400,000 people in the poorest countries in rural Africa.

Orphans

This charity works with remote and rural communities in Kenya and Tanzania, where 20% of children are orphaned due to HIV/Aids and 60% of the population live on less than $1 a day. It aims to reduce the impact of HIV/Aids on the many thousands of orphans and vulnerable children, through a holistic 10 year programme across four key areas: Community Livelihood Initiatives, Child Rights and Welfare, HIV Testing and Counselling, Secondary School Education and Vocational Training. Since it was founded in 2003, this charity has provided life-transforming services to over 400,000 vulnerable children and people living with HIV/Aids.

Social Support

This hospice offers a wide range of services to parents with children who have life-threatening illnesses. These include not only the traditional hospice-based end-of-life services but also comprehensive respite for parents wishing to keep their children in their own home environment. In addition to this, the hospice provides all sorts of fun play activities. These include access to a hydrotherapy pool complete with coloured lights and music, a multi-sensory room and so much more. The hospice works particularly closely with all family members to give practical, emotional and spiritual support throughout.

Sport

This London Boxing Club was set up in 1995 and has been running as a successful community project ever since. Run by volunteers and professional trainers, the club provides a solid training programme for young and disadvantaged people. It focuses not just on the sport and discipline of boxing but also helps mentor the youngsters, looking in particular at helping young men avoid the dangers of gang culture.

Unemployment

It is estimated that there are over 3 million unemployed people over 40 in the UK who want to earn their living and play a full part in society. As an age-group, the over 40's represent over half the workforce but older people are increasingly being targeted for redundancy and are facing discrimination when re-applying for work.

This charity which was founded in 1995 runs a drop-in centre and offers a variety of services including CV preparation, help with job seeking and voluntary work and advice on becoming self-employed.

Vulnerable Children

This charity was set up within days of the December 2004 Tsunami which killed over 40,000 people in Sri Lanka. Its work, however, continued beyond the immediate relief effort in 2004/2005 to encompass helping children most at risk. DoMore4Life is committed to supporting the Centre which looks after marginalised street children who are suffering from the effects of extreme poverty. These children often live in slum housing or on the street and in conditions that threaten their survival. The need to work or to beg to support their families has kept these children out of school and, as far as officialdom is concerned, many of them do not exist. Many do not have identity documents and have no idea of their real age or name.

Vulnerable Young Adults

Operating in the South of England, this charity runs a voluntary day centre for young homeless people between the ages of 16 and 25. The young people who use these services have usually experienced extremely challenging early lives and many come from broken or dysfunctional homes.

Occasionally their early experiences included neglect and/or abuse in households where alcohol, drug dependence or violence are routine. When they leave home, these young people often turn to other family and friends, becoming part of the ‘hidden homeless’. Once their hospitality has been exhausted, these young people may end up sleeping rough or in temporary or emergency accommodation.

Since 1997, this charity has helped thousands of vulnerable young people. As well as practical and emotional support it offers them friendly safe space, food and drink, access to computers and the internet and signposting to housing, health, education, employment and the social services.

War and Disaster Relief

Founded over 22 years ago, this charity is the world's oldest and largest humanitarian landmine clearance organisation. It works across the globe not just helping to clear mines but also informing and educating local populations on safety and containment. Over 8,000 staff work in 10 different countries doing one of the most dangerous jobs on earth. Their work saves lives and, equally importantly, allows a return to normal rural livelihoods in some of the poorest counties in the world. In northern Mozambique their work has recently been completed and each village has now been declared free from landmines. In Afghanistan, work clearing landmines will continue through to 2020.

Woman and Families

Established since 1986, this London charity is dedicated to supporting victims of domestic violence. As well as the emergency refuge that it offers to women and children, it provides a whole programme of education and advice to help victims of domestic violence back to independence and work.