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Founded in 1999, The Peter De Haan Charitable Trust aims to improve the quality of life for people and communities in the UK through its work with arts, environmental and community welfare organisations.

Since then the Trust has donated more than £20 million to organisations working in these areas. To view a list of organisations we have supported, click here.

Led by businessman and philanthropist Peter De Haan, the Trust operates under a venture philanthropy model, working closely with the organisations it supports financially and organisationally to increase their capacity and impact.

Until recently the Trust targeted a significant proportion of its resources towards the youth arts charity IdeasTap, as well as select UK wildlife trusts, and community projects surrounding its South London offices.

The Trust will not exist in perpetuity, as the founding Trustees planned for its reserves to be gradually spent over a 20 year period from its date of constitution. The Trust is not open to unsolicited applications.

To view the Trustee’s reports and financial statements filed annually with the Charity Commission, click here.

About Peter De Haan

Peter De Haan is a businessman and philanthropist. He is the founder and Chairman of The Peter De Haan Charitable Trust and the Chairman of arts charity IdeasTap.

Previously, as Chief Financial Officer at Saga, Peter gained vast experience in direct and affinity marketing across areas of holidays, publishing and financial services. Selling his share stake in 1999, Peter set up various businesses in addition to the charitable trust.

As an advocate of the venture philanthropy model, Peter was quoted in the 2011 Government White Paper on Giving. Outside of business and philanthropy his interests include photography, graphic design and modern furniture.

In 2012 he was awarded the Rothschild Medal in recognition of the outstanding contribution his has made to nature conservation since 2004.