What We Do
The Bottletop Foundation empowers disadvantaged young people to take control of their lives through health education and vocational training projects; in turn supporting their wider communities.
We tackle sensitive issues including the prevention of HIV/AIDS, unplanned teenage pregnancy, substance abuse, gender inequality, low self-esteem and vocational skills deficits.
Our vision is for all young people worldwide to be equipped with the necessary health education, transferable skills and self-confidence necessary to make healthy, informed choices and achieve their full potential.
How We Do It
The Bottletop Foundation is a highly efficient and cost effective way of making a positive impact on people’s lives. The running costs of the foundation are covered by Bottletop, enabling 100% of all additional funds raised to be spent on empowering young people and their communities.
We work with grassroots organisations operating hand in hand with local culture, and partner with them at a crucial, early stage of their development, with the aim of supporting them to become fully sustainable.
Creativity is central to the Bottletop Foundation and we aim to fund projects, which take a creative approach to urgent needs in their communities.
We aim to fund each of our partner projects for a minimum of three years, and to offer supplementary support and guidance to our partner organisations where possible.
We select our projects based upon their demonstrated potential to equip young people with the skills and attitudes to be agents of change in their own lives, and their wider communities.
The Bottletop Foundation is highly cost effective. The majority of the running costs are funded through Bottletop, enabling us to channel the money we generate through contemporary art, music and individual supporters to education projects that empower young people.
Bottletop empowers over 35,000 young people each year. We do this through creative projects that tackle delicate teenage health issues ranging from the prevention of HIV/AIDS and unplanned teenage pregnancy to drug abuse and gender equality. Film, youth newspapers, drama, music and peer education are some of the effective ways that we interest and engage young people.