How We Are Funded

HighGround is a charity registered in England and Wales.

We raise 100% of our income from grant-making trusts and foundations and public donation. HighGround currently does not receive any statutory funding.

Our new fundraising strategy to develop corporate support is beginning to bear fruit as we all work together to continue HighGround’s support for those who serve their Country.

We are extremely grateful to everyone who has funded us during our first 3 hectic start-up years. From our Partners and Funders to generous donations by Friends including:

  • Donations in lieu of wedding presents,
  • Whip-rounds by dinner ladies,
  • Facebook appeals
  • Fundraising events.

Every penny really has made a difference.

Looking ahead we have two main areas of focus for fund raising – Horticultural Therapy and our support for those who hope to find a career outdoors once they have completed their military service.

Horticultural Therapy

Following the success of our three year pilot for the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre’s patients at Headley Court Horticultural Therapy is now fully integrated into the range of rehab interventions.

HighGround launched the Horticultural Therapy Challenge to raise funding to deliver the Horticultural Therapy service for a further 3 years. You can follow our updates here.

Transition to Employment

HighGround provides support to anyone who is or has served in the military hoping to pursue a career outdoors.

We run Rural Weeks, a residential programme which gives participants insight into the various careers on offer in the land-based sector.

We also provide support and guidance to those who need help finding the right course or work experience to help make the transition from military service to a career outdoors.

Volunteer Support

With the help of Nigel, Noah, Charity 28 and several other precious volunteers and advisors, we are building HighGround’s brand and scoping our new strategies and ideas – watch this space!!!