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.

We are hugely indebted to all those who contributed to the Horticultural Therapy Challenge which enabled us to make the transition from Headley Court to Stanford Hall:

Chetwode Trust
Swire Foundation
Dougie Dalzell Memorial Trust (DDMT)
Wax Chandlers Trust
Chancellor’s LIBOR fund
Robertson Ness Trust
Greenwich Hospital
Mrs Grant, and several other generous individuals.

We are extremely grateful to everyone who funded us during our first three 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

HighGround’s Board of Trustees is actively engaged in developing a sustainable funding stream to ensure the long-term future of the Horticultural Therapy service at DMRC Stanford Hall.

Transition to Employment

Friends of HighGround

In order to widen the scope of HighGround’s fundraising effort, we launched the Friends of HighGround (FHG) at a reception at Whatton House in October. You can read more about the FHG here.


In order to ensure our Trustees are sending up to date information when they contact potential supporters and funders, we update our essential information on a quarterly basis. You can find previous and current Overview documents here.