The Foundation

How we operate and why

The One Percent Safer project is a charitable organisation, governed by the Charities Commission. 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 trustees of the charity and will 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: A number of Occupational Safety & Health (‘OSH’) professionals globally have financial challenges to be able to progress their education and training, and therefore deliver their critical work to support organisations become One Percent Safer.  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, and other charitable donations, 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.

How to apply for support

Applications for grants and support from the One Percent Safer Foundation are always welcome and are treated in confidence.

We will only consider projects that influence health and safety in the workplace, or work-related projects that enhance the health and safety of the community.

Complete the One Percent Safer Foundation application form to apply today.