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

Andy our Therapeutic Gardens Manager is building his small team of Gardening Volunteers to help him and Jane at Stanford Hall. If you are a competent gardener who is empathetic and you have a robust sense of humour, please contact us.


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!!!