Pret Foundation Trust

Status: Open for applications


Grants are available for small grassroots charities that are working directly with homeless people in locations near a Pret A Manager store.

Minimum value £5,000

Value Notes:

Funding is at the discretion of the Trust. Grants tend to start from £5,000.
In addition to making cash grants, the Trust also distributes unsold food from Pret A Manager shops to charities who provide food to the homeless via shelters, hostels and outreach programmes.

Extended Description:

The Pret Foundation Trust is working to tackle the issue of homelessnes in the UK in order to help alleviate poverty.
The Trust supports smaller, grass-root homeless charities where tangible results can be seen as a result of making cash donations, kitchen equipment donations and food donations. Pret continues to strengthen relationships with existing charities with repeat donations, while also establishing partnerships with new charities.

Latest Information

Applications can be made at any time.

Key Criteria

Eligible organisations must meet the following requirements:
Be a registered charity.
Be working to support the homeless.
Be local to a Pret Shop.
Be receiving no more than 20% of income via statutory funding.
Be solving a real problem in a practical way.
Please note: Although the Trust tends to work with the same charities, it will consider 'establishing partnerships with new charities'.                                                                                                                       

Eligible Expenditure

The funding is intended to support small charities that have a direct impact on homelessness and poverty.

Funding has previously been used to support a wide range of activities that benefit homeless people. These have included setting up a choir for homeless people, providing skills based classes and running drop-in advice services.                                                                                                                      


Information regarding restrictions has not been stipulated. Prospective applicants should contact the foundation directly in order to obtain further information.


Application Procedure

Application forms may be available to download here.  

Contact details:
Giovanna Pasini
Pret a Manger 
1 Hudson's Place