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Our Aims

The Badur Foundation’s aim is to tackle poverty through education, social enterprise and innovative technologies. The Foundation finds people and projects focused on helping marginalised and disadvantaged individuals and groups who want to help themselves improve their future prospects and those of their communities.

Badur places a great deal of value on education - a focal objective for its funding and strategic support. Education, it believes, can bring about changes for those on the margins of society via better employment opportunities, job security and higher wages. The foundation also places high value on projects that it believes will challenge societal attitudes towards social exclusion, and towards those striving to bring about change in the acceptance of minority groups.

Badur believes in a commercially-minded yet social approach to poverty relief, by encouraging social entrepreneurialism and through investment in innovative technologies that provide solutions for energy poverty, housing, lack of clean drinking water and pollution.

We are a highly interventional, activist funder and strategic mentor to organisations wanting to play a role in the cyclical benefits of better education leading to social change for global good. We actively look for projects and also intermediaries, delivery partners and co-funders with whom we can work closely. We ‘invest’ through creative financial assistance alongside expert, practical and professional guidance, capacity building, incubation and acceleration. And we see partnership as long term.


Education

  • We prioritise access to quality education for those in economically disadvantaged communities, where overcoming multi-layered, complex barriers to educational attainment are a real challenge.
  • We support projects that address the need to change society’s sensitivity towards - and its understanding of - the social, economic and cultural issues facing isolated communities.

Social Enterprise

  • We work closely with people and projects with an inclusive and socially impactful approach to business, who provide services or products and job opportunities within their local areas or more widely. Our appetite is for first time investment-ready and scalable enterprises (incubation and acceleration) looking for financial and strategic assistance. In backing these organisations, we work with resourceful, well connected, experienced and professional partners and co-investors to deliver diverse and sustainable support.

Innovative Technologies

  • We bring commercial and academic experience to an evaluation of new or scalable, socially impactful technology. We look for delivery partners and concepts that– alongside education, job provision and entrepreneurial thinking – present powerful yet environmentally sensitive, resilient and replicable models.