About The Light Fund

The Light Fund is a registered charity, which raises monies to fund worthwhile charity projects that help children, women and men. Since its inception, back in 2004, The Light Fund has raised over £1.4 million and funded hundreds of different charity projects. The Light Fund’s fundraising activities happen throughout the year. In the Autumn registered charities are invited to submit projects (online via this website) they would like to have funded. In December of each year The Light Fund committee then votes on which of these projects to fund with the successful beneficiaries being informed by the end of the year.
 
The Background
The Light Fund was born when a group of like-minded people from the UK licensing industry came up with the idea to form a committee to help those less fortunate than themselves.

The Light Fund name is an acronym for:
Licensing Industry Giving Help Together
 
Licensing is a business area concerned with buying and selling of intellectual property (IP) rights. The industry encompasses the licensing of entertainment properties (eg TV shows and films), personalities, sports clubs, bodies and teams, heritage brands, fmcg brands and art and design concepts.

Over the years, through many events, raffles, individual challenges and generous donations from those in the licensing, greeting card, gift and preschool industries, The Light Fund has been able to improve the lives of thousands of people all over the world. And so the good work continues…
 
Who Runs The Light Fund?
The Light Fund is run collectively by a group of individuals employed in the licensing industry. They give their time to The Light Fund for nothing, meaning that the monies raised can go straight to worthwhile charity causes.

The Light Fund committee meets around six times a year to discuss fundraising and charity matters. In addition to the London-based committee, there is also a Northern Light Fund Committee. You can view the committee members and contact details here.