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Our Impact Partners

Our charities

Since 2015, the Impact Marathon team has raised over $1.2m for charities around the world. It has been a great honour to work in partnership with such incredible organisations, making tangible differences to the projects they support.  


“Our goal has been clear from the start - to be the catalyst for the change we want to see in the world, to support grassroots organisations and create a platform to tell their story.” 

Nick Kershaw, Founder & CEO, Impact Marathon Series


The Impact Marathon Foundation does not create projects, we support those who already work with passion in their communities.  We build experiences from the ground up, creating unforgettable and life changing events, so we can provide r unrestricted funding for our partners.


Make sure you follow our Blog to learn more about our Impact methodology, with regular notes from our CEO about our journey and how we’re supporting incredible organisations in the most powerful way possible.

Charities

SERES - Guatemala

Great leaders inspire real change, they catalyse development and unite communities. We can’t tackle Climate Change without them. They are the ones who will make the hard decisions and stand up for our planet.

SERES works across a diverse group of young, future leaders. On top of their work with young leaders, SERES has its own Resilience Farm, situated in between the communities that were destroyed by the 2018 volcanic eruption. This farm is now a cornerstone of developing regenerative and innovative agricultural practices, which guard the communities against the impact of climate change. In time, this will become a source of income for the community and a leadership academy for youth across the region.

What inspires the Impact team…

It is not easy, it is not a programme that will show you tangible results tomorrow - but it will be truly powerful and inspiring to see the youth of today blossom into the leaders of tomorrow.

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Childreach - Nepal

The frontline in the prevention of trafficking is not at the border, it is in the school systems, the community leaders and the children themselves. This is where Childreach Nepal is working.

Childreach Nepal uses sports as a tool for development and aims to provide not just technical skills, but support the holistic development of children through sports activities. The programme aims to reduce dropout rates in the schools, to prevent children from trafficking, indulging in unsafe migration, and any other form of child abuse children may face once they drop out of school. It also focuses on bringing equality among the community, regardless of gender, race and economic background. However, this is just one of the projects they are delivering, from Early Childhood Development to menstruation education, each project is geared towards engaging children in school and tackling the leading causes of children to leave school.

What inspires the Impact team…

Sport has the power to change lives, it inspires to dream, it is emotive, it breaks down our barriers and allows us to meet with the children as they open up.

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Naturally Africa - Malawi

Healthcare to agriculture. School support to waste management. Naturally Africa is an organisation driving change in one community and, along the way, creating a blueprint for others to recreate.

Our partner in the small fishing village of Nkope, on the banks of Lake Malawi is an intimate and humble organisation that has steadily built a wonderful relationship and reputation in the community. The villagers have only ever asked for one thing: to Learn. Naturally Africa projects are based around capacity building, teaching the skills needed to create effective education structures, medical institutions and sustainable farming.

What inspires the Impact team…

The agricultural land is a testing ground for crops and farming techniques that can stand up to the rigours of Climate Change. With this information and training, we can effectively support all the families in the region diversify their subsistence farms to improve the consistency of yields and the variety of the diets to combat the chronic malnutrition.

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Burns Violence Survivors - Nepal

A small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world - despite being a small team the impact they have touches thousands across Nepal, tackling both the present problem as well as the the long term solutions

With 56,000 burns cases a year and only two hospital wards dedicated, this is a powerful project that goes right to the heart of Nepali culture. The charity not only helps to tackle the care but also the prevention - a huge challenge when rates of domestic abuse and the use of acid in such attacks is so high. Since starting the Nepal Impact Marathon we have funded over 80 life-saving surgeries for burns victims, and with your support we can really ramp that up this year.

What inspires the Impact team…

This is not an issue that has easy solutions, it’s not a topic that most larger organisations can prioritise, but someone has to. We love the passion and compassion of this tiny team, with tiny overheads. We love how our funds have the tangible impact of genuinely saving lives, one at a time.

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Caras Alegres - Guatemala

An after school group providing a powerful support network that ensures the children and youth of the community are safe, off the streets and developing their skill sets.

Though one of our smallest organisations, it is by no means a depiction of just how inspiring and incredible this charity is. The team works in a small community, right next to a prison…the only reason there is a community here is so that the families could be close to the people residing inside the prison walls. After school, the children have no one at home to look after them, to help them with their homework, to feed them. In turn, they are eating nutritious food and grow up to be less vulnerable to the gangs that hold so much sway in the communities.

What inspires the Impact team…

A small change, with huge, exponential Impact. An after school group is something we all understand and can relate to - but the ongoing impact of keeping children learning, well fed, with friends and in a safe environment is truly life-changing and impactful.

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Five Talents - Kenya

Enabling enterprising individuals to set up small businesses by providing business training alongside savings & micro-loan facilities.

Five Talents UK provides savings schemes, small loans, and business training for those in need in rural East Africa. We make use of a modern, hybrid form of savings-based microfinance that relies on local partners, enterprising clients, and an innovative use of technology. The simplicity extends to the business ideas themselves, it can be as simple as a lady selling potatoes who uses the loan to accelerate her income by purchasing more stock at lower prices due to the new economies of scale. This, in turn, enables her to pay for her children to attend school - and so the cycle of development continues. The loans are financed and regulated by the communities themselves.

What inspires the Impact team…

Not only is microfinance, when used responsibility a powerful tool for women’s empowerment, but the Five Talents team have a particular aim to be educating around good financial and business practice. The fundraising we do goes solely into capacity building and training - the funds for the loans? That is all generated by the beneficiaries themselves.

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