ABOUT US

Key Team Members

Chairman and Trustee

Peter A West

Venture philanthropist and has spent the majority of his working life in the Education and charitable sectors. Founder of: Yeldall Manor Drug and Alcohol residential rehabilitation Centre (1975), Founder: Trusts in Partnership (1993), Founder and Director: Giving Works (2001), Founder: The Bread Tin (2009), Founder: Giving Plus(+) (2020 and on-going).

Mike Black
Director and Trustee

Mike Black

Previously a Police Officer of 15 years who has now been in the property industry for over 25 years. Area Manager for Collertons Estate Agents and then run own for 10 years, receiving a number of awards. Turned attention to Property Consultancy and then the charity sector. Founder and Director of New Destinations Network CIC and is also Head of Regional Development for the Big Help Homes Charity.

Founder, CEO and Trustee

Jakob Kinde

Co-founded the Charity in 2003. 39 years of merchant banking and property experience, including Boustead Renewables, Boustead & Co., Housing Sweden Group AB, Libertas Capital, Spark Ventures, Kleinwort Benson and Samuel Montagu. Has completed approximately $80 billion in corporate finance transactions for small to large businesses internationally. B.Sc. (Econ) from UCL, C.Dip. A.F. and M.C.S.I.

Annette Hilliard
Company Secretary
and Finance Manager

Annette Hilliard

Over 30 years successfully applying financial and managerial accounting as well as company secretarial practices for commercial and Non For Profit organisations, latterly through her own limited company. Significant organisational expertise in sectors as diverse as charity to the building industry and from education to leisure.

Matt
Director and Trustee

Matt Fearnley

30 years leveraging marketing to grow organisations across commercial and charity/NFP sectors, multiple categories and locations. Work for corporates includes Virgin, P&G, Nestle, Sony and General Motors. Senior roles at several leading social care charities, on the Board of his local NHS Trust and chairing the Finance, Audit, HR and Development Board of a south-east London Academy school serving 1,200 young people of 11-18. MBA and Freeman of the City of London.

Kudakwashe Zafevere
IT Manager

Kudakwashe Zafevere

WE BELIEVE OVERCOMING HOMELESSNESS IS NOT AN ACT OF CHARITY, IT IS A ACT OF HUMANITY

Our Mission Statement and Strategy

Noble Tree Foundation registered as a charity in May 2004 (registered charity number 1103565).

It is dedicated to the reduction in homelessness within England’s most vulnerable groups including the victims of domestic abuse, families in temporary accommodation, and ex-offenders wishing to return back to society.

Our support includes the provision of properties to decent homes standards, pastoral care and general support aimed at the needs of our clients, our approach therefore is holistic encompassing housing, practical help and support, to include:

  • Housing
  • Wrap-around support tailored to clients needs
  • Practical help to access benefits and education
  • Referrals to other services to help recovery and rehabilitation
  • Development plans based on agreed goals and client engagement
  • Access to mentoring and practical and work-based skills and training
  • Opportunities to volunteer both internally and externally, building up skills and settling into the community

Our aim is to work within current legislation to alleviate the hardship incurred by people due to the UK’s accommodation shortage:

  • The Care Act 2014
  • The Homelessness Reduction Act 2014
  • Housing Benefit Regulations 2006
  • Universal Credit Regulations 2013

Noble Tree are currently commissioning residential properties across England to provide sustainable long term accommodation, with the benefit of pastoral care designed to provide our client groups the tools develop their lives within their communities.

We will work to ensure that these properties continue to provide good and safe accommodation for their residents for the long term with care and support services as may be required to help people re-build their lives.

We seek to become a leading UK charity in the social accommodation sector and it is planned that our initiatives will form the basis of a longer term strategy to fight against poverty, social exclusion and injustice.

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