making a difference

The Middleton Foundation is a vehicle for philanthropy, whose purpose is to make a significant impact over time.

Molly’s Project

Molly’s Project was set up by The Middleton Foundation to provide social housing for people with learning difficulties and/or autism in the North-East of England.

There is a shortage of property for those with severe social, mental, or physical challenges. It is estimated there are around 200 people effectively homeless or stuck in unsuitable accommodation in the North-East alone. As a result, some are homeless, others are stuck in unsuitable accommodation, often “bedblocking” NHS facilities.

As of 2024, the foundation has purchased 3 houses and are providing forever homes for 8 residents. 

They plan to invest in 10-20 houses over the next couple of years, housing up to 50 people, and to reinvest all rental proceeds into more.

If you have any questions on Molly’s Project please email 

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What makes a ‘Molly Home’?


A permanent residence, where tenants and their families can be assured that it will be a lasting home for them. The Foundation plan to keep all homes for as long as the residents need them.


Everything possible is put in place to make residents feel that a ‘Molly Home’ is their home, and the aim is to involve them in all decisions, for example how the property is decorated and furnished.


A "Molly Home" is a secure and properly managed residence, created through formal agreements with the registered housing association, and any associated care providers. Maintenance reviews, health & safety reviews, fire risk assessments and resident surveys are all regularly conducted.


The Foundation aims to be fair to all stakeholders including residents, their families, their care provider and local authorities. They commit to never raising rents beyond any increase in agreed housing benefit.

Charity Escapes (company number 10480807) was a wholly owned trading subsidiary of The Middleton Foundation, a registered charity (charity number 1168170), and the 1st long term project of the foundation.

Our mission was to make it easier for charities to source, and for businesses to donate, prizes that are needed for fundraising events. By doing this, we helped good causes raise funds they otherwise wouldn’t have access to.

We are proud to announce that we successfully raised £1,074,000 for charities throughout the UK. Charity Escapes will officially be closed for business on 31st January 2024.


‘Rather than simply giving our money away, the aim of Charity Escapes is to help charities help themselves’. And by doing this, we make a much greater impact. I think of Charity Escapes as ‘entrepreneurship’ for a good causes’.

Jeremy Middleton


Jeremy Middleton


Paul Woolston


Catherine Middleton


Lucy Middleton


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