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The Fore’s Tribute to Tigger

May 2020
Tigger Hoare

The Fore, a seed funder for the non-profit sector, has dedicated its new RAFT (Rapid Action by The Fore and Trusts) Fund to the memory of Richard Q ‘Tigger’ Hoare, OBE, who died on 24th March 2020.  RAFT is making grants of up to £5000 to help well-managed charities and social enterprises weather the COVID-19 crisis and prepare for increased demand on their services once the acute phase of the crisis has passed.

Tigger, a partner of the bank for 49 years, was the inspirational founder of The Fore’s parent charity, The Bulldog Trust.  Here, Mary Rose Gunn, Chief Executive of The Bulldog Trust since 2007 and founder and Chief Executive of the Fore, recalls Tigger’s practical kindness and pioneering philanthropy: A Venture Philanthropist Before His Time