MISSION AND PHILOSOPHY
The HatHats Foundation will fund individuals, not-for-profit organisations, local community causes and registered charities with causes close to the hearts of our employees and the communities our businesses operate in or relies upon through its supply chain.
The HatHats Foundation will mean we can make a real difference to the lives of more people, and organisations. The Foundation will connect with smaller, locally based organisations and individuals who desperately need funding, equipment, assistance or general support. 100% of donations are made to good causes, all admin fees and associated costs will be funded by HatHats Coffee Company Limited.
The Uganda Project 2023
A group of volunteers from HatHats are heading out to Uganda to teach hopsitality in one of Gulu's first vocational college to support the locals with the rising tourism.
What We’re Offering
As a grant based charity, our goal is raise funds that can go towards those who need it most. Whether it's a community project or something close to your heart. We want to use the money we raise to do good.
Developing Coffee Growing Communities
Helping to develop the coffee growing communities in the developing world though global partners.
Support Our Staff to Support Projects
Many of our staff have passions and charity driven goals of their own. We can help them achieve this and work with them through the Foundation.
HEAR FROM THE COMMUNITY
What Our Beneficiaries Say
Meet Our Trustees
HatHats Founding Director
Founding Director Louis Hurst working to setup the charity for 3 years before it became registered. With his mantra 'A business that makes just money, is a poor business'. Louis was keen to develop something to give back and do good.
CLLR RACHEL CARNAC
Ward Councillor for Reculver / Deputy Leader of Canterbury Council
Cllr Rachel Carnac is a huge believer in community spirit, something that reflects the values of the HatHats Foundation in bucket loads. Rachel also owns a business that organises events in the specialty metals sector, this means she has a lot of interest in the developing world. She started out her career as a financial reporter covering coffee, cocoa and sugar and is passionate about developing sustainable and fair supply chains. We are so excited to have her on board.
Director of ExPol Education
Goff has been working alongside CEO Louis Hurst for over 15 years. They first met when Goff worked for Kent Police, retired in 2014, Goff now has a First Aid company and is the Chair of Governors at his Wateringbury Primary School. Goff has the kind-spirited giving back attitude that any charity encapsulates.
Retired HatHats Accountant
Angela had worked for HatHats for over 8 years. She helped develop the company to where it is now. She has a passion for doing good so it was a no-brainer to join the Foundation. Angela has now retired but wants to keep a hand in HatHats so is investing time into the HatHats Foundation.
Family Business Specialist
Anita is a long-term friend of Louis, first meeting in Uganda many years ago, it was clear they both shared the same interests. Anita is a serial entrepreneur, teacher, and mentor. She is a family business expert and helps family businesses facing the challenges of succession. Anita is involved because she believes 'the HatHats Foundation can really make a difference to people's lives in very practical ways - I believe we will do amazing things together".
Executive Principal of the Chief Executive at Canterbury Academy Trust.
Jon has worked alongside Louis since 2019 supporting the HatHats Barista Academy and the Amelix Academy Enterprise. Jon is delighted to get involved in the Foundation.
Want some help from the HatHats Foundation? Please fill in the application form below. Please note that this will be reviewed within 4 months. For larger applications, please allow 6 months. Thank you for your patience.