The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Foundation makes donations to other organisations that further the Foundation’s aims; it is not the intention at this stage to create an operating charity. We are working with small charities, where a relatively modest amount of money makes a significant difference. £500 is all it has taken to contribute to some exciting projects in all of our donations so far and donation amounts between £500 and £750 are currently our target. As we grow and have the chance to work with an increasing range of charities around the world we will keep this under review. But these seem like sensible first steps.
We aim for ‘one degree of separation’ between us and our prospective partners. That is, we are keen to hear from people who have a connection to or experience of an organisation, project or charity which might benefit from our support. Each of the initial charities we have chosen are personally known to a Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Foundation Trustee or to someone they trust.
Primarily we are looking for projects focusing on basic literacy skills – reading and writing for whatever age group – and globally! But we are also interested in organisations which foster literacy in a broader sense too. As you will see, we are taking our role as a charity which promotes all types of communications skills seriously.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Foundation is very interested in hearing about any recommendations for literacy or communications skills focused charities, organisations or projects we could potentially donate to. If you have such a suggestion, please contact us at [email protected], telling us the name, any website or contact address, and why you think it would be a good fit with our goals.