Channel, its partners, and staff support selected philanthropic programmes in the UK and globally with a commitment of both human and financial capital. We have selected higher-impact charities for support though the provision of technical assistance and financial capital.
Green Shoots Foundation is a UK registered charity working to alleviate poverty and sow the seeds of sustainable development. Its mission is to help individuals and families in the poorest regions of the world by setting up microfinance, education, and medical Greenfield operations "one community at a time". In 2011, Green Shoots Foundation launched its first pilot project, Education Loans in Mumbai Slums (“ELiMS”) which aims to benefit the daughters of impoverished families. Deborah Hutchinson, a Channel partner, serves as Trustee and chairs the Audit and Finance committee.
Children of the Mekong is a London-based charity and the UK branch of "Enfants du Mekong", a French NGO founded in Laos in 1958. Its mission is to "educate, train, and support the children and youth in southeast Asia to enable them to improve their material living conditions and to develop intellectually, emotionally and morally". Children of the Mekong operates in Burma, Cambodia, China (Yunnan), Laos, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam and run a series of programmes such as child sponsorship, education centres, foster care houses and development projects.