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Charitable Giving

As well as being the chairman of Bancroft Wines, Peter De Haan also runs his own charitable trust.

The Peter De Haan Charitable Trust aims to improve the quality of life for people and communities in the UK through funding and working with environmental, social welfare and arts partners.


The Peter De Haan Charitable Trust

Founded in 1999, The Peter De Haan Charitable Trust aims to improve the quality of life for people and communities in the UK through its work with arts, environmental and community welfare organisations. Since then the Trust has donated more than £20 million to organisations working in these areas.

Led by businessman and philanthropist Peter De Haan, the Trust operates under a venture philanthropy model, working closely with the organisations it supports financially and organisationally to increase their capacity and impact.

Currently the Trust is targeting a significant proportion of its resources towards the youth arts charity IdeasTap, select UK wildlife trusts, and community projects surrounding its South London offices.

The Trust will not exist in perpetuity, as the founding Trustees planned for its reserves to be gradually spent over a 20 year period from its date of constitution. The Trust is not open to unsolicited applications.

Registered charity number 1077005



Peter De Haan

Janette McKay F.C.A

Carole Stone

Rob Stoneman

Opus Corporate Trustees Ltd.

About Peter De Haan

Peter De Haan is a businessman and philanthropist. He is the founder and Chairman of The Peter De Haan Charitable Trust and the Chief Executive of arts charity IdeasTap.

Previously, as Chief Financial Officer at Saga, Peter gained vast experience in direct and affinity marketing across areas of holidays, publishing and financial services. Selling his share stake in 1999, Peter set up various businesses in addition to the charitable trust.

As an advocate of the venture philanthropy model, Peter was quoted in the 2011 Government White Paper on Giving. Outside of business and philanthropy his interests include photography, graphic design and modern furniture.

In 2012 he was awarded the Rothschild Medal in recognition of the outstanding contribution he has made to nature conservation since 2004.

In March 2012 he was named by NESTA in partnership with the Observer as one of Britain’s 50 New Radicals. The list identified people and organisations changing Britain for the better; specifically those applying fresh approaches in practical and scalable ways, through social, technological, scientific and artistic methods.