Northern Monk started life in a parent’s cellar 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.

March 2021 sees the ‘For The North Foundation’ evolve into ‘Faith in Futures’. Faith in Futures will see no geographical border applied to our giving, and we will donate the £5,000 grants to causes and organisations who are in need of funds at a particular time.

Funding for Faith in Futures will be raised via exclusive product launches that are Twists on Faith, through our online shop, via sales of glassware at our Refectory sites, and by standalone fundraising events.

Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date with the latest Faith in Futures news and find out how you can donate. Read more about the transition to Faith in Futures in this blog post.