Charity donation nominations wanted – deadline 15th April 2023

TP Transcription Limited and University Transcriptions donate 10% of annual net profits to charity via the Ten Percent Foundation, a charitable trust set up to distribute monies to charities in the UK and Africa. We have been doing this for over 20 years and by way of example in 2022 our charitable donation was £25,469.80. The Foundation never incurs any administration costs – all monies are distributed to charities. We are looking for our clients and transcribers to suggest charities we can donate to in 2023.

Suggest a charity

We would love to hear of your nominations for worthy causes we can donate to. To suggest a charity please email Jonathan Fagan at with the name of the charity, anything you think we would like to know about it and any experiences you may have had of the charity’s work. A lot of the charities like to know who nominated them, and if you are happy for us to release this to them and/or for us to use your name in any publicity related to the donation, please let us know.

Last year our transcription clients were amazing and provided us with over 30 charities to consider, with 15 of the charities receiving donations from us.

Funding criteria

The charity deals with a range of work that appeals to us.
The charity has no ulterior motive.
The charity appears to do some good, does not hoard money or spend it frivolously.
The charity pays its staff a reasonable and not excessive level of remuneration.

The trustees of the Ten-Percent Foundation are particularly interested in the following types of charity or worthy cause:

Charities that deal with poverty and the effects of poverty in the UK, support for stammering and in particular children affected by speech impediments, support for people who have Parkinsons, children with heart conditions, support for people who have had a stroke, charities working with ex-offenders, charities with links to the legal profession, charities dealing with victims (and perpetrators of) domestic violence and charities dealing with youth work in areas particularly affected by poverty.

Why do we donate?

We set up our companies over 20 years ago with the aim of being as ethical as possible in everything we did. As part of this we decided that a percentage of our profits should always be earmarked for charitable work and set the rate at ten percent. A sudden burst of inspiration meant we called ourselves the Ten Percent Group.

Nominations 2023

Last year we asked our clients, contractors, employees and candidates to nominate charities we could support and were overwhelmed with the large number of suggestions received. We had a large number of well thought out nominations from academic clients using our transcription services.

Our trustees went through each nomination to ensure the charity fell within our criteria for donations. The trustees also called each charity where possible to discuss potential funding requirements. We always check the charity accounts as well.

A wide range of charities were selected and we have been showcasing them in our newsletters over the past year. These included the The Children’s Heartbeat Trust (Northern Ireland), Arun Sunshine Group, Ichthyosis Support Group, Men in Sheds, First Steps, Rights of Women, Cure Parkinsons, Prison Choir Project, Dundee Stroke Exercise Club, The Proud Trust and Leeds Womens Aid. We have a strict list of criteria in relation our donating which is available on the Ten Percent Foundation website. Donations tend to be within the range of £500-£2000 per charity per year,

Our Accreditations

We are Cyber Essentials Plus audited annually and we hold the Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus certificates. We are UKAS ISO 27001:2022 audited and accredited and ISO 9001 & ISO 14001 systems accredited company. We are members of the American Translators Association and we are assessed for GDPR compliance annually by IASME (Cyber Assurance Level 1).

10% Profits to Charity

10% of our profits are donated to the Ten Percent Foundation, a charitable trust registered in the UK. Since 2000 over £150,000 has been donated to projects in Africa and the UK. Click here for details.