February Newsletter - The latest News from Fredericks Foundation

We Are Crowdfunding!

Fredericks Foundation is very excited to be launching a Crowdfunder Appeal to raise funds for the Women’s Loan Fund. The Women’s Loan Fund was launched in September and our aim is to eventually build a £2 million fund to enable us to provide loans to women with a viable business plan who have been turned down by conventional lenders.

Although their numbers have increased, women are still under-represented in enterprise. Moreover, women often have responsibilities that make traditional employment difficult, especially if under zero-hours contracts.  In 2016 in the UK, lone parents with dependent children represented 25% of all families with dependent children, and women accounted for 91% of lone parents. Many women are also carers for elderly, sick or disabled family members.  For some of these women, self-employment represents the best or only opportunity to work.

The appeal goes live in April, so keep a look out for it. Please do lend your support to this worthy project by donating, telling your friends and sharing it with your networks and on social media.

Thank you.

Before you even start crowdfunding, start building a crowd first.” Roy Morejon



For more information please email katy@fredericksfoundation.org

Let's Stay in Touch!

Communicating with Fredericks Foundation supporters is absolutely vital to us! 

However new GDPR regulations are being introduced which mean we need to contact everyone on our database to ask them to opt in to future email communications.

In the near future, we will be sending out an email asking you to opt in to future emails. We kindly ask that you click on the link in the email to ensure that we can keep you up to date with our exciting news and events.

Many thanks for your continued support!


A Fond Farewell to Fredericks Team Member

Fredericks Foundation are very sad to be saying goodbye to popular team member George Halford.
George has been an integral part of Fredericks Foundation from the very beginning, which is nearly 20 years. George will be truly missed by the whole Fredericks Team. Thank you to George for all of his hard work, dedication, humour and for having a gadget for just about everything.  

All the very best for the future George.

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Love What You Do!

Don’t settle for an unfulfilling job just because you can’t access enough funds to start your own business or grow an existing one! Fredericks Foundation can help you with startup loans of up to £15,000 and expert mentors to support you on your journey to success.

#lovewhatyoudo  #nowyoucan #success

See our loans at http://bit.ly/2ikkEeq  

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Looking for Challenge Champions

Are you taking part in any amazing challenges this year or next? Maybe it's your first 10K run, triathlon, 100 mile bike ride, parachute jump, marathon, open water swim or maybe you're climbing a mountain? 

If so why not use it as an opportunity to also raise funds for Fredericks Foundation? 

Gaining sponsorship for a personal challenge not only supports a good cause but  it can also help build confidence and your determination to succeed.

Fundraising doesn't have to cost you a penny or even take up much of your precious training time. Online fundraising platforms such as Virgin Money Giving are quick and easy to use and sharing your fundraising page with friends has never been easier! 

Fredericks Foundation will also be here to support you every step of the way.

Please do get in touch with Katy if you would like to hear more about how we can support you.


Free Mentor Training Day

We are pleased to announce that Fredericks Foundation is holding a mentor training day on Thursday 22nd March.

The training will be located near Victoria Station and will run from 9.30am to 4.00pm. The training will be conducted by Kerrie Dorman, the founder of the Association of Business Mentors.

Each attendee will leave with a copy of ‘The Mentoring Manual’ by the best selling Julie Starr.

There is no cost to attend this essential training day but places are limited to only 12. Please register your interest as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

To register interest please contact Volunteer Manager Peter Kelly on peter@fredericksfoundation.org.

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Office Volunteer Required

We are looking for a volunteer to assist the Volunteer Manager for one day a week.

The volunteer would be required to help allocate mentors, from our existing database, to our new clients and then to follow up with those mentors to see how the clients are progressing.

Applicants should be within commuting distance of Lightwater, Surrey and should be available either on a Tuesday or Wednesday each week. Please note that this is a voluntary position.

New Mentors & Panellists Required

Here at the Fredericks Foundation we always have an urgent need for new mentors and panellists.

Mentors: If you are based in England or Wales and would like to look after one or more of our inexperienced, fledgling entrepreneurs then please do contact us. We are painfully aware that there are many of you in the past who have already volunteered to be mentors and that we have not been in contact for some time. If this is the case could you please re-confirm your interest and we will contact you.

Panellists: If you live within commuting distance of Lightwater, Surrey, and would like to take part in our application approval panels then please do let us know.

In addition, with the launch of the Woman’s Loan Fund we are actively looking for female mentors and panellists to support the increasing number of female clients that we are assisting.

Please contact
to express your interest.