The Rank Foundation has focused on ‘Care’ for many years; looking after and helping the most vulnerable people within our society was something to which Lord Rank showed exceptional commitment, a commitment the foundation is delighted to be in a position to continue to uphold.

The Foundation’s definition of ‘Care’ is a broad one; we support a diverse range of local, regional and national projects in the field of ‘Care’ and our objective is to invest in projects which will help improve the quality of life and wellbeing of people of all ages, people with illness & disability and supporting those who care for others. Over the years, the Foundation has identified and supported projects which are firmly embedded in local communities and really make a difference. The Foundation will continue to support a range of well managed, relevant charities under our remit of ‘Care’.


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Lord Rank's Faith

Lord Rank’s belief in caring for vulnerable people and those in need came through his strong Christian faith, demonstrated through his many years of active service within the Methodist Church.  This service saw him give a lot of his time and donate a great deal of his wealth to the work of the Church, particularly where he saw examples of strong mission, reaching out into the community.  The Foundation has continued this vision for over 60 years, and continues to look for ways to support those in need.

Examples of current Care initiatives supported by the Foundation

The Foundation covers a wide range of care initiatives, for all ages and across the UK.  An example of the projects we support around Care are:

Age Exchange, Blackheath London:  A small charity which specialises in using reminiscence and arts based activities to help improve the lives of older people and those that care for them.

Hospice UK:  A small grants programme helping hospices make the best use of their space and provides vital equipment for specific themed work.

Horatio’s Garden:  A charity which builds beautiful gardens in NHS spinal hospitals and runs creative and therapeutic activities so the patients can enjoy and benefit from the gardens.

MK Snap:  Based in Milton Keynes, MK Snap provides learning and work-based opportunities with adults with autism.

Care - Related Stories

Coran Oxley

A graduated GAP Youth Worker for The Edge Project in Bradford

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Dr Arlene Cassidy

CEO at Autism NI, a recipient of a Rank Community Care grant

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Mary-Jane Willows

A Rank funded primary fundraiser at Association of Young People with ME (AYME)

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Care - Related Projects & Programmes

Greenbank Community Church - Outreach

The Rank Foundation provided us with a listening ear, professional support and advice...

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Food Train

The focus of this Rank Foundation funding is to support our national expansion... We've grown.

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Colne Open Door Centre Ltd

Our services have been accessed 486 times by 70 individual ex-offenders...

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