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Take-off for Green...

22 April 2022

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Take-off for Green Match Fund

From 22nd to 29th April, whilst match funds last, your donation to these amazing environmental charities will be doubled. One donation, twice the impact.

The EQ Foundation is proud to be a Pine Champion for the latest Green Match Fund organised by The Big Give. From April 22nd-29th all donations to the fund will be doubled. EQ is providing matching for the following highly effective charities:

  • Action for Conservation educates school children about environmental issues and is seeking funding for its Youth Environment ambassador Programme.
  • Blue Marine Foundation is at the forefront of initiatives to restores the oceans to health and will be raising funds. They are raising funds for their project in the Solent to help restore seagrass, saltmarsh and oysters in this environment.
  • Hubbub Foundation will be raising funds for Food Connect – a zero carbon food distribution service in Southwark & Milton Keynes.
  • Rainforest Trust UK is aiming to protect 80,000 acres of swamp forest in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Donations to this fund will actually be quadrupled, due to the generosity of another RFT supporter!
  • Solar Aid helps to establish enduring distribution of solar powered lights for people in Africa, helping to transform quality of life and reduce carbon emissions.
  • The Sustainable Food Trust is raising awareness and improving understanding amongst the public, food producers and key influencers, about the central components of sustainable, healthy food systems and diets, so that more informed choices can be made about what to eat and how to farm.

The Green Match Fund

What is it?

The Green Match Fund is a match funding campaign for charities that are working on environmental issues as part of their core mission.

All public donations made to participating charities via during the week of the campaign (22-29 April 2022) will be matched up to a specific amount.

John Spiers

John Spiers


John is the Chair of EQ. After gaining an MA in Engineering at Clare College, Cambridge he went into the City as a research analyst for 10 years. In 1986 he set up Bestinvest and over the next 20 years it grew to become a leading private client advisory and wealth management business with over 50,000 clients. In 2007 Bestinvest was acquired by 3i. Since then John has built up a portfolio of other interests, including the establishment of a Foundation to support various charities. He has taken a particular interest in projects aimed to increase the use of Early Intervention to reduce child abuse. He has also retained a close interest in investment, being a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment and a member of the Investment Committee for Clare College. John enjoys competitive sport and participates in historic motorsport and international croquet

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