Northern Monk started life in a cellar in Bradford with a £5,000 gift from a grandparent. Inspired by these origins and an ambition to give back wherever we can, we launched the For The North Foundation in September 2019. The For The North Foundation allowed us to support the people who share our values, and our passion for the North, via £5,000 grants offered to businesses, charities and projects that aimed to provide a genuine benefit to the communities they serve, or the wider environment.

These grants were not for personal gain, nor for the commercial gain of Northern Monk. This Foundation had been developed out of our passion and commitment to the North.

We are all incredibly proud of the causes that we’ve supported through the Foundation. However, there was one element of the Foundation that didn’t sit right with us. There is no border to our North. So, we wanted to take down the borders of our Foundation’s work.

Read more about the transition to Faith in Futures in this blog post.