Permira in the community

Permira in the community

The Permira Foundation, Permira Partners and colleagues give generously in their local communities, with a focus on skills and education, poverty, health, social inclusion and emergency relief.

The Permira Foundation

In 2022, The Permira Foundation1 focused on its core mission to help people in our communities overcome social exclusion and disadvantage. It delivers on this mission by partnering with charities and Permirans to support projects in:

Preserving and maintaining good health
Social mobility and inclusion
Poverty alleviation

2022 Permira Foundation highlights2

The last year marked a new chapter in the Foundation’s history. Based on rigorous research and peer analysis, we set a long-term strategy to support transformative, sustainable projects that empower people to reach their full potential. We plan to deliver on this with more robust governance, a restructured grant-making process and evidenced, transparent reporting."

Olivia Reeves
Permira Foundation Director


charities supported globally




hours pro bono giving

Permira Foundation’s contribution has been extremely valuable in order for us to make sure that we can continue offering the most vulnerable a place where they can feel safe and be met with respect and dignity.”

Lara McCullagh
Group Executive Director, The Big Issue Group Limited

2022 strategic partnerships

Case study: Ukraine response

Ukraine response: The Permira Crisis Relief Fund

We deployed the Permira Crisis Relief Fund to support Ukraine relief efforts, raising €2.5 million3 for humanitarian aid, refugee resettlement and longer-term rehabilitation projects. Charity partners included the International Committee of the Red Cross, Médecins sans Frontières, Save the Children, Allegro, Global Giving and UNICEF, alongside a number of grassroots charities in Poland. Funding was deployed in three phases throughout the year.

The Fund was raised through the generosity of Permira Partners, alongside the Permira Foundation.


€2.5m deployed in response to the Ukraine conflict, which:


Provided water and hygiene kits to 650,000 people


Funded the procurement of 500 baby incubators and 4,000 bedside monitors


Provided journalists with protective equipment to support media freedom in Eastern Ukraine

NGO Collaboration

Regular volunteering at food distribution centres

Permira’s support and expertise have been absolutely invaluable in our first year of business, enabling us to recruit expert job coaches, develop our tools and techniques and test our offer in the market. Working with such specialist and supportive colleagues in the data and HR teams has been particularly beneficial and we have used the results to focus the next stage business plan towards key growth areas.”

Katy Wright
Director, Big Issue Recruit

Our students face enormous institutional pressures that can profoundly affect their capacity to succeed. The Permira Foundation’s belief in our mission allowed us to expand our programming, significantly increasing our organisational capacity, and making a tangible difference in the lives of hundreds of new students.”

Erika Halstead
Executive Director, Minds Matter NYC

The Permira Foundation

Find out more about The Permira Foundation, the Relief Fund, our charities, case studies and our annual Permira Foundation Report.

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1 Registered charity in England and Wales (1175061). Company limited by guarantee, registration No. 10877948. Registered office: Permira Advisers LLP, 80 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5ES.

2 Please refer to the Permira Foundation’s annual report for further details. The Permira Foundation’s annual report is published in October.

3 Includes €0.5 million allocated to matched giving.