The One Percent Safer project is facilitated by a strictly not-for-profit company limited by Guarantee. 100% of the profits from the sale of the One Percent Safer book and related products on this site are donated to the One Percent Safer Foundation to pay for the organisation’s charitable activities as described below. Like the 142 contributors to the book, all those engaged in the administration of the project and the shipping and distribution of the products work as volunteers and do not receive any remuneration.
The One Percent Safer Board is comprised of individually legally-appointed professionals who hold responsibility for the good governance of the Foundation and its funds, including the disbursement of funds to applicants to the Foundation. These Board members are also the company directors of the the not-for-profit company and will submit an annual return to Companies House (UK) and publish an annual report highlighting our activities, showcasing our beneficiaries, maintaining our messages and celebrating our successes. Like all others involved in the project, the Board directors are not remunerated in any way, and provide their time and support voluntarily.
The Foundation was created to provide support in three ways:
- The prevention or relief of poverty: Many Occupational Safety & Health (‘OSH’) professionals globally have been made financially and socially vulnerable since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and so profits from the sale of the book will be distributed amongst OSH practitioners as grants to directly relieve their economic hardship.
- The advancement of education: Through publication of the book, we provide OSH practitioners with pragmatic advice, guidance and instruction on the development and implementation of occupational health and safety. In addition, profits from the sale of the book will be used to pay for support for professional education as a means for enhancing job opportunities for those who have lost their jobs as a result of the pandemic.
- The advancement of citizenship and community development: Profits from the sale of the book will also be used to provide grants of ‘seed capital’ or support with education and development for third sector organisations, voluntary or charitable institutions, and not-for-profit organisations who wish to deliver a project that enhances their community’s health and safety.
Applications for grants and support from the One Percent Safer Foundation are always welcome and are treated in confidence. Simply drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org