About us


Registered No. 1017398-1 – CIPS Foundation

History

CIPS has a long history of public good and supporting the professionals of Procurement and Supply.

In 2008 CIPS registered its Educational Fund with the Charities Commission by linkage, 1017398-1. The charity was established to administer and manage the Education Fund on behalf of the trustee, The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply. The funds were applied to helping the CIPS community to learn and develop within the procurement and supply profession.

In 2012 the Education Fund became the “CIPS Foundation” and delivered its charitable purpose through supporting those entering into the profession by providing grants to individuals.

In 2019, the Foundation expanded its model and now support organisations where the charitable activity is aligned.

    The Foundation Committee

    The Foundation Committee is a sub-committee of the Global Board of Trustees which supports the Board in fulfilling its responsibilities for the control and governance of the CIPS Foundation, ensuring that the Foundation operates within its purpose and complies with its charitable status.

    What We fund

    We seek to improve people’s lives through procurement and supply best practices. Only through inclusion can we better our supply chains. By working towards the UN sustainability goals outlined below, we aim to alleviate the issues facing communities today through education, best practice, ethical standards and working to eradicate corruption and illegal practices within supply chains.

    The following UN Goals underpin the work of the Foundation:

    • No poverty
    • Good health and well-being
    • Gender equality
    • Decent work and economic growth
    • Reduced inequalities

    Non-ethical work practices and general inequality directly impact health and well-being ; these three global issues reflect key areas where better procurement and supply chain practices have a real potential to positively influence quality of lives in local communities of the CIPS Foundation.

    All funding applications will need to demonstrate how they will align with at least one of the above UN sustainable goals and how the grant will be used in the area of procurement and supply.

     

     

    We seek to improve people’s lives through procurement and supply best practices.  Only through inclusion can we better our supply chains.  By working towards the UN sustainability goals outlined below, we aim to alleviate the issues facing communities today through education, best practice, ethical standards and working to eradicate corruption and illegal practices within supply chains.

     

    The following UN Goals underpin the work of the Foundation:

                 No poverty (Goal 1)

                 Good health and well-being (Goal 3)

                 Gender equality (Goal 5)

                 Decent work and economic growth (Goal 8)

                 Reduced inequalities (Goal 10)

    Non-ethical work practices and general inequality directly impact health and well-being[JP1] ; these three global issues reflect key areas where better procurement and supply chain practices have a real potential to positively influence quality of lives in local communities of the CIPS Foundation. 

    All funding applications will need to demonstrate how they will align with at least one of the above UN sustainable goals and how the grant will be used in the area of procurement and supply. 


     [JP1]These italicised words are what grantseekers will be using.

    Strategic Priorities

    The Foundation will consider and promote ways in which the CIPS community can contribute to the charitable outcomes which support the Foundations ambitions.

    The outcomes deliver the impact and these are achieved on different levels:

    • Support beneficiaries - charitable organisations and the bursary recipients
    • Build procurement and supply capability in partner charities – CIPS staff and members have the skills, knowledge and experience to volunteer and increase the impact of the grants
    • Shaping the environment – reaching our members to shape the context around the UN Sustainable Goals; these are used as the basis of the grant making.

    Contact Us

    If you have a query for the CIPS Foundation then please get in contact with us.

    Email: foundation@cips.org

    Phone: Please contact the Foundation by phone on +44 (0)1780 761500

    Fax: Please fax any enquiries to  +44 (0)1780 751610. Please ensure that any documents are marked ‘FAO CIPS Foundation’ and contain your contact details so we can respond to you.

    Post: Please send any letters for the Foundation to:

    CIPS Foundation
    Easton House
    Church Street
    Easton on the Hill
    Stamford
    Lincolnshire
    United Kingdom
    PE9 3NZ

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