Hello and welcome to The Simson Foundation (TSF)! Thank you for taking the time to understand the work that we undertake, both here in the United Kingdom & Internationally. Founded in 2009 and formally registered with companies house in the United Kingdom in 2010, TSF is a Non-Profit, Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) and operates as the philanthropic channel for the endeavors of The Simson Family.
Operating independently, we do not have and will never have any political or religious affiliations that restricts our ability to work with typically disenfranchised communities. We were born in response to the need for an adaptable, 'best-practice' portfolio of skill-sets and funding solutions to address some of the varied, long-term environmental and humanitarian challenges that local communities are struggling with on their own. Our aim is to assist and empower 'grass-roots' groups to resolve the issues that they know best but lack the means or know-how to tackle without our help.
The work that we undertake is determined by a needs-based analysis, informed by a short, medium and long-term impact assessment of our involvement. We are committed to ensuring that the communities we work with thrive as a result of our interaction.
TSF's core values are very important to us: they not only set out how we want to be perceived in the wider world but also reflect our moral vision as individuals and in partnership with others. These values form TSF Charter.
TSF's aim is to develop a working strategy for long-term social and environmental development. We believe that, by partnering with local communities in our work, we gain a better understanding of the problems faced at 'grass-roots' level - and can therefore provide a service that isn't just a patch but instead a complete solution.
We work with the widest range of stakeholders, including traditionally-disenfranchised groups, to research and understand these problems, and to develop proposed solutions with the assistance of our Advisory Board, which comprises leading international academics and industry professionals.
It's what we do
TSF's work reflects the interests of the family but can be predominantly split into both the environmental and humanitarian disciplines. As our family develops however, so will our interests and these interests will form the future endeavors of TSF. Detailed below is a synopsis of our current portfolio;
We are currently developing plans for a number of environmental programmes to mitigate the impact that rapidly-developing communities have on the environment. Key areas we have current interests in involve:
In essence, we are a project-driven organisation. We specialise in working with communities at "grass-roots" level to develop long term solutions rather than a temporary fix, in key areas of particular need. Working with local charities and NGOs we target problems that, if left unresolved, have real potential to cause significant human suffering. Key areas we have current interests in involve:
More Information on TSF's work can be found on the following pages.