Application Procedure

Our charity adoption scheme is tailor-made to enable projects to focus on the causes they care most about, without needing to worry about the administration and governance involved in running a UK registered charity. 


In 2020 we are committed to expanding our Charity Adoption Programme. Our charity adoption programme doesn’t just enable charitable initiatives to receive donations in a tax efficient manner from UK donors: it affords charitable projects a host of additional benefits and provides UK donors with peace of mind.


Being a Prospero World Adopted Charity is a mark of excellence.


This year, Prospero World will handpick up to 10 organisations who we consider to be outstanding, to whom we believe we can add value and whose aims are aligned with our own.


The application process is competitive and we anticipate receiving a large number of applications. If you feel you fit the bill, we would love to hear from you and we invite you to apply.


In order to ensure that we can really add value the charitable projects we adopt, the organisations will need to fulfill certain criteria, including but not limited to the following requirements:

  • A charitable project operating in the UK but without charitable status OR 

  • A non-UK based charitable organisation registered in its home country. 

  • Work that fits within one, or more, of our categories.

  • 2 UK Referees.

  • Ability to provide full accounts and reporting for due diligence purposes.

  • An existing UK supporter base of your own, or the potential to cultivate it. We will provide you with advice and the vehicles to fundraise but this is an opportunity for you to cultivate your own contacts.

  • Marketable material.

  • Ability to demonstrate the need for your work and the impact it will have.

  • The ability to generate £65,000 per year from UK sources. 

  • Alignment with Prospero World’s mission.


​Our programme categories are:

  • Arts & Culture

  • Community Development

  • Education & Training

  • Environment, Conservation & Animals

  • Health, Welfare & Wellbeing

  • Human Rights, Equality, Diversity, Peace & Reconciliation

  • Human Services

  • Poverty Prevention & Relief

  • Research & Public Policy

  • Science & Technology

How to Apply

  1. Complete a simple application form about your work and provide accounting records.

  2. Record a short film (30 to 60 seconds), in landscape mode presenting your initiative, and why you feel it should be an adopted charity. 


Please submit your completed application form and short film to


The Process


Call for applications


Applicants create 30-60 second film about your work and why you believe you should be an Adopted Charity 

31st July


Submission Deadline: 5pm GMT

1st-14th August

Applications Reviewed and shortlist of 25 selected by PW team.

15th-31st August

Shortlisted applications presented to Advisory Board


Advisory Board select 15 charities to present to the Trustees.

First Half of September


Trustees meet to select winners



Winners Announced

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Tel: +44 (0) 203 290 3657

Prospero World is a UK Registered Charity: 1163952 .

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With thanks to Victor Ehikhamenor for allowing us to use images of his art work.