Philanthropy & foundations

Be part of the change

You can help end domestic abuse and sexual violence. By funding Tender, you’ll help us reach more children and young people with our innovative projects, and protect future generations from abuse.

The impact of your giving

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Tackling the scale of domestic abuse and sexual violence for young people

16-24 year olds face the highest risk of experiencing domestic abuse. However, despite a mandatory Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE) curriculum, only 46% of students feel confident about who to talk to if they or someone they know is experiencing it. With your support, we can help children and young people access relationships education which meets their needs and safeguards their futures.

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Helping young people to feel empowered and confident in relationships

Our projects support young people to develop and maintain healthy relationships. Through arts-based activities, we equip young people with the knowledge and skills to build positive connections, recognise abuse, and seek support if they encounter it.

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A future filled with hope and optimism

Ending domestic abuse requires systemic change: change which we believe can happen. We work with adults, schools and youth settings to grow a culture of safe and healthy relationships wherever young people may be. By supporting our programmes, you can help us raise awareness, embed preventative action, and ensure every child in need can approach an empathetic, informed adult for help.

What our philanthropists say


Across Esmée’s work, we have a strong focus on preventative work. Tender’s work to help young people to understand what a healthy relationship looks and feels like is a great example of this.

Annabel Durling, Funding Manager, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

How we’ll work with you

We practice what we preach: healthy relationships built on mutual respect, strong communication and rooted in empathy. As a funder of Tender, we’ll ensure you feel informed and excited about our work throughout your time with us. You’ll also be welcomed into the Tender community, invited to our celebration events, and have opportunities to get close to the impact of your funding.

If you’d like to find out more, we’re happy to help

We would love to tell you more about our work and how you can help. You can get in touch with our team to discuss this, or anything else you’d like to know, today.