Our Beneficiary Spotlight: Learn More About Their Work
As you explore our selected beneficiaries, you'll discover a diverse array of charities that each make a unique contribution to our vision for a better future. We're proud to be part of their stories, and we encourage you to learn more about their individual missions, achievements, and ongoing projects. Each listing is accompanied by a short video and brief description of their work, offering a glimpse into the extraordinary impact they are making every day.
Artis Foundation is a UK-based charity focused on transforming lives through art. They deliver creative learning programs that help to boost confidence and self-esteem, increase aspirations, and provide a unique outlet for self-expression.
Artis Foundation works primarily with children and young people in schools, often focusing on those who come from disadvantaged backgrounds. They offer a range of different programs that incorporate music, drama, dance and the visual arts, often blending these different disciplines to create unique learning experiences.
Artis Foundation believes in the transformative power of the arts in education, and they work hard to provide creative learning opportunities to children who might not otherwise have access to them. This is done with the aim to foster creativity, unlock potential, and change lives.
Learn more about the Artis Foundation on their website.
Campaign for the Arts
Campaign for the Arts is a distinguished charitable organisation based in the United Kingdom, championing, defending, and expanding access to arts and culture for the public. Launched on October 24, 2022, the charity represents the merger of two significant arts advocacy entities: the National Campaign for the Arts (NCA) and Public Campaign for the Arts (PCA). The foundation now enjoys the support of over 250,000 registered supporters nationwide, demonstrating a profound public backing for its cause.
The National Campaign for the Arts (NCA), initiated in 1985, had a strong track record of advocating for the arts, beginning with a campaign to urge local councils to maintain cultural funding. The Public Campaign for the Arts (PCA), launched in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic, successfully mobilised significant public support, leading to significant victories in maintaining and increasing funding for arts organisations and education.
In its present form, Campaign for the Arts continues to pursue a broad range of initiatives. It oversees the annual Hearts for the Arts awards, honouring exceptional local authority support for the arts and culture. The organisation is also developing an Arts Map, a digital representation of the UK's arts and cultural organisations. Moreover, it publishes the Arts Index, a crucial 'health check' for the arts sector, which evaluates changes in key metrics.
Learn more about the Campaign for the Arts on their website.
Create Arts is a UK-based charity that is dedicated to using the creative arts as a transformative tool for disadvantaged and vulnerable individuals and groups in society.
The organisation designs and implements creative arts programs for groups such as children and adults with disabilities, young patients, individuals in the criminal justice system, victims of domestic violence, and others who have limited access to the arts and creativity in their everyday lives.
Create Arts believes that creativity and the arts have a transformative impact, enabling participants to develop confidence, communication, and relationship-building skills, fostering their self-esteem, and providing them with opportunities to express themselves in new ways.
These programs might include everything from music and dance to visual arts, photography, creative writing, and more, and are facilitated by professional artists.
Learn more about Create Arts on their website.
Cool Earth is a non-profit organisation that works in partnership with rainforest communities to halt deforestation and its impact on climate change. It is a charity that was founded in 2007 and is based in the United Kingdom.
Cool Earth doesn't put up fences, it gives control back to the people who live in rainforest regions, empowering them to make decisions about their land and their futures. It works alongside rainforest communities to improve livelihoods and create strong, self-determining communities, not dependency.
Cool Earth’s approach is innovative and effective; these community partnerships protect almost 1 million acres of forest that lie directly in the path of chainsaws and bulldozers. The charity's projects are protecting billions of trees, preserving biodiversity, and providing a lifeline for some of the world’s most endangered species.
Beyond environmental protection, Cool Earth also collaborates with communities to enhance social infrastructure, like schools and clinics, thereby contributing to overall community resilience.
Learn more about Cool Earth on their website.
Surfers Against Sewage
Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) is a UK-based environmental charity that seeks to protect and preserve oceans, waves, beaches, and wildlife. Founded in 1990 by a group of Cornish surfers who were frustrated by sewage pollution in their local waters, the organisation has since grown and broadened its scope to address a variety of marine conservation issues.
Surfers Against Sewage has been instrumental in raising awareness about marine pollution and advocating for policy changes. Their initiatives tackle issues ranging from plastic pollution to climate change, with a strong emphasis on community action. They coordinate beach cleanups, run educational programs, and empower local communities to protect their coastlines.
One of their well-known campaigns is the Plastic Free Communities initiative, which encourages towns and cities across the UK to reduce their use of single-use plastic. They've also led campaigns calling for greater transparency about water quality at beaches to help protect the health of ocean-goers.
The organisation's ongoing work and advocacy have played a critical role in the fight for cleaner, safer waters and a healthier marine environment.
Learn more about Surfers Against Sewage on their website.
World Wildlife Fund for Nature
The World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) is a globally recognized conservation organisation that began its journey in 1961. Its mission revolves around the conservation of nature and minimising the most significant threats to the diversity of life on Earth.
WWF’s work is extensive and multifaceted, spanning different landscapes and encompassing various dimensions of conservation. One of its critical areas of focus is climate and energy, where it endeavours to expedite the transition to a renewable energy future and grapple with climate threats.
Simultaneously, the organisation turns its attention to food systems, aspiring to create a balance where food production and consumption respect environmental limits and sustainability is integral to these processes.
Forests, some of the planet’s most crucial ecosystems, also fall under WWF’s protective mantle. The organisation goes to great lengths to protect and restore these forested areas, realising their vital role in maintaining nature's diversity, supporting the global climate, and enhancing human well-being.
WWF’s commitment to conservation extends to freshwater ecosystems as well, where its work is aimed at conserving the most important freshwater environments and improving water management across sectors. In the realm of the oceans, the organisation's efforts are geared towards ensuring a future where the world's seas teem with life.
Moreover, the WWF’s endeavours are not limited to the preservation of ecosystems alone but also include wildlife conservation. The organisation's initiatives target the preservation of the world's most important wildlife populations and their habitats.
With operations in over 100 countries and the support of over five million supporters worldwide, the WWF stands as one of the world's largest and most effective conservation organisations. It's a dynamic entity that evolves its strategies based on science, ensures action at every level, and delivers innovative solutions that satisfy the needs of both people and nature.
Learn more about the World Wildlife Fund for Nature on their website.
Shaping Tomorrow: Art, Impact, and You
Our shared commitment to a brighter future can make extraordinary things happen. Through each work of art, every print bought, we strive to uphold the beauty and significance of the world around us, further enriching the human experience. But beyond the artistry, Elkli and Hart is about making real and lasting changes in the world. Our support of these invaluable charities isn't merely a donation; it's an investment in our shared future.
As we end this introduction to our beneficiaries, we encourage you to delve deeper, learn more about their transformative work and perhaps, find new ways to get involved. Each one of us holds the power to shape tomorrow's world, to defend the vulnerable, uplift the neglected, and champion a more harmonious, sustainable coexistence.
In our hands, art becomes a catalyst for change, a beacon of hope and a testament to the collective power of shared ideals. Thank you for being a part of this journey. Together, let's continue creating a world filled with more beauty, compassion, and understanding. After all, we are not merely crafting art; we are designing the future.