A big thank you to The Henry Smith Charity, together we have helped 40 people transform their lives!

Safe New Futures – Corporate Partners

One of the strategic aims of Safe New Futures is to develop a group of corporate partners to increase our reach beyond Hampshire and into new markets. Two of our trustees are from large corporates (Automobile Association and Old Mutual Wealth) and understand how this sector works.

  1. Peoples Postcode Lottery sponsored us for two years running with £40,000 in 2017 and 2018, firstly to run a course for over 55s and then for under 25s. We worked closely with PPL to help them advertise their sponsorship of us and to set up a Christmas reunion for all the beneficiaries of their support. We put on an event attended by 60+ people with food, drink activities and provided Christmas food parcels for each candidate to take home with them.  The PPL photographers were able to obtain some excellent photos and they featured us in their top three charities for 2017.
  2. Ford Southampton Community Fund have just sponsored us £6,000 to run a youth course in Southampton. This is double their sponsorship of us in 2017 which was also to run a youth course. Their press releases featuring Safe New Futures were published in local newspapers.
  3. BPF Energy Ltd kindly donated £1,500 to Safe New Futures in December 2018, £1,500 tripling their donation of £500 to us in December 2017 when they also donated a much-needed laptop. After the director in charge of the climate change sector attended one of the candidate reunions and was so impressed by the valuable work carried out the SAFE team, he wanted to increase their donation as part of BPF’s energies commitment to social and environmental change. BPF Energy Ltd run and administer the UK’s climate change agreement, responsible for the reduction of CO2 emissions of around 157,00 tonnes last year http://www.bpf.co.uk/bpf-energy/home.aspx for the plastics sector.  We have featured them on our website.
  4. Santander, in July 2016 provided SAFE with £5,000 to run a course in Eastleigh reaching out to the unemployed. In 2018 they generously repeated this donation for us to run a course in Southampton for people wishing to overcome anxiety, depression and low self-esteem from and move forward into work, volunteering or education.
  5. Quilter plc have asked us to design and run specially designed training courses for a group of some 600 employees in order to help them through a time of transition and to prepare for change. We will be attending an immersion course with Optamor Training and other partners on Wednesday 13th February with a view to starting to run the courses in late-April.
  6. The Big Lottery Fund have put Safe New Futures forward through three decision making panels to receive £120,000 over fours years to carry out our valuable work for the disadvantaged in Hampshire. The final panel hearing takes place on 19th February where the outcome of successfully becoming recipients of their support is looking extremely positive. We have previously been recipients of smaller £10,000 Big Lottery awards in 2016 and 2014. We also received £120,000 from the Big Lottery Reaching Communities Fund in 2010 to run courses in the community.
  7. Radian Group Ltd, a new partner, have asked us to speak at a group meeting they are organising for all the large housing associations in the area. They have also asked us to put forward a funding proposal to run programmes for their clients in Southampton and Portsmouth areas whilst publicising our courses to existing clients.
  8. ARM – Adaptive Reliable Management, Romsey have provided us with free storage facilities since February 2018 and have kindly given us a financial donation also.
  9. Hares Transport (Andover) gave us greatly reduced rates on a recent office move as they were keen to help a worthwhile local charity.
  10. Southampton City Council. Although public and not corporate sector, we have worked closely with SCC over many decades.  We have an excellent reputation with them and even when their local grants to charities ceased, they commissioned us as part of their Dynamic Tendering Purchasing system to run twelve bespoke 3-day courses (a £36,000 contract) as part of their Solent Jobs Programme. SCC also channelled £30,000 funding from Child and Adult Mental Health Services (CAMHS) through to us to run three courses for school children in 2017.Please see quote below from our programme manager at the council:SAFE is an effective and trustworthy organisation which has provided employment support services to the hardest to reach communities for many years. Their approach through the Choices course has been academically and externally validated in Southampton and other local areas. I would strongly support this charity. With its motivational and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) based approach SAFE’s Choices programmes provide something different and gives immense support to those people who are furthest from the labour market.”

Kathryn Rankin, Commissioner and City Deal Programme Manager with Southampton City Council

We also have a very good reputation with other local charities and organisations – see below:

SAFE as an organisation has an excellent reputation and for very good reason – I had the privilege of going along and sitting in on one of their courses before I referred any clients.  What I heard and saw was innovative, motivational and inspiring teaching. I was given the opportunity to talk with their Learners afterwards and they all spoke strongly about the change within themselves and the goals they were setting.

Suzanne Wright. Scratch charity. Southampton

The future of SAFE is reliant on donations  

There are several ways that you can donate to SAFE, below are links to donate through Paypal or Just Giving, or you could set up a standing order.

Thank you very much, we are very grateful for any and all donations

Cheque and laptop gratefully received from BPF Energy Ltd who run and administer the UK’s climate change agreement, responsible for the reduction of CO2 emissions of around 98,000 tonnes last year http://www.bpf.co.uk/bpf-energy/home.aspx

Michelle Hammerton, Training Manager using laptop

Darren Muir, Director of BPF energy and Anthony Scammell, Chair of Trustees Safe New Futures


Businesses can help us to change lives, overcome anxiety and low confidence to move into fulfilling employment, training and better relationships. Any donation, large or small is gratefully received. Please email me nina.kelly@safe.org.uk for more information

A big Thank You!

Santander have awarded SAFE a discovery grant – £5,000 (2018).


Another big thank you for the kind donation from the Garfield Weston Foundation, which will enable us to continue helping the most vulnerable in our community. (2018)

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Corporate responsibility

Is an integral part of business, being a responsible company is fundamental to long-term sustainability through creating sustainable value to your shareholders, customers, employees and the communities in which you live and work. Partnering with SAFE and having access to initiatives that gets results, along with your dedication of both time and money, can bring tangible value to both parties. we provide advice, coaching and bespoke training that are designed to ensure wellbeing, which can support your staff that are then able to provide a better customer service.

SAFE support many different kinds of customers, from individuals to small, medium and large businesses. including local government, housing associations, schools colleges and universities. We work closely with organisations to deliver a wellbeing solution, helping to create a working environment where every employee has the opportunity to fulfil their potential because their wellbeing is of paramount importance.

Explore the links out more about SAFE and the needs we are addressing.

SAFE is committed to protecting our environment, we are constantly working to reduce our carbon footprint and continuously seek opportunities to reduce energy and water use, waste, commuter/business travel and paper consumption. We also consider the environment when designing our products and services. We are all working remotely, using community facilities for training venues and only travelling when necessary.