We collaborate with a wide range of trusts, institutions, companies, organisations, schools and local authorities to create the greatest possible impact for grandparents and kinship families.  Without this vital network of support, we simply couldn’t do what we do.

Institutional partners, trusts and foundations

We work with a range of institutional partners, trust and foundations to fund programmes that improve the lives of grandparents and kinship families.

Big Lottery Fund

We work with the Big Lottery Fund to achieve change for children growing up in kinship care and the carers who look after them.  Together we have:

  • supported over 550 kinship carers and 800 children through our Relative Experience programme
  • reached thousands of carers through our support network, giving them access to specialised events.


Haven supports Grandparents Plus to enable us to offer discounted holidays to kinship families who may not otherwise be able to afford to go on holiday.  

We are currently looking to expand the portfolio of our corporate partnerships.


We partner with organisations that enhance our work and enable us to reach more kinship families and have greater impact. Family Lives is our key partner for our Relative Experience programme and PAC-UK is working with us to develop a parenting programme for kinship carers.

We are also an active member of the Kinship Care Alliance, led by Family Rights Group and CoramBAAF.  We are very fortunate to be working with Pilotlight to support the development of our future vision and strategy with the input of leading experts from the corporate world.  

Local authorities

We collaborate with local authorities to improve outcomes for the families they work with and reduce the need for local authority intervention. 

We’re currently working with 18 local authorities across England as part of our Relative Experience programme that supports kinship families.  If you work for a local authority and would like to commission one of our services click here.  We also run best practice support networks in both the North and South of England for professionals who work with kinship families.  Click here for more information about how to join one of these groups.