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Frequently Asked Questions


Is The Brun Bear Foundation a

registered charity?

Yes! The Brun Bear Foundation is a registered charity in England and Wales. Its registration number is 1174159. We have a fully functioning Board of Trustees and operate in full compliance with the Charities Act.

If I make a donation, can I decide what my money is used for?

Yes! Absolutely! You can choose to support one of the three grant programmes organised by The Brun Bear Foundation. 


If making a donation through our dedicated Make A Donation page you can specify which of the three grant programmes you wish to support by including a message on the donation form.


The important thing to remember is to notify us at the time or immediately after you have made the donation via email. You can email us by clicking here

How does The Brun Bear Foundation decide where the money goes?

The Brun Bear Foundation was established to help support medical research, community projects in Lewisham and Bromley and animal welfare projects, with special emphasis on bears. Our trustees convene regularly to discuss projects and to authorise distributions. We are transparent in our dealings and publicise our donations on the web. Often our activities are publicised in the media too.

How many salaried staff do you have?

None. Zero. Not one. We have a Board of Trustees and a wonderful and growing base of supporters and volunteers. Together we deliver our programmes and our objectives.

Can I apply to The Brun Bear

Foundation for funding?

Yes! We would be happy to hear from you.

Please visit our Who we support page. This will give you an understanding of the kind of projects we help fund.

Please also visit our Brun Bear Foundation Grants Programme page.


Here you will get a thorough understanding as to how the applications and awards process work.


And you will be able to acess our online application form too.


The Brun Bear Foundation will only consider applications for grants that are submitted via this form.

We welcome questions! Please drop us a line

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