How to get involved

Our Founder, John Spedan Lewis, established the Partnership to be a force for good in society and this is what we need to continue. That’s why we are focused on reinvesting most of our profits, to make a difference to people’s lives and help create positive social change.

We do not give money to individuals, religious or political groups or third-party fundraising. But if you are a charity or not-for-profit organisation interested in getting in touch, please contact us through one of the channels below.

Community Matters

If you are a local charity or not-for-profit organisation and have a cause you think we could support, contact the Champion for Community Giving at your local Waitrose shop, or the Community Liaison Coordinator at your local John Lewis shop. Alternatively you can email: or click here for more information.

The Golden Jubilee Trust

If you are a UK-registered charity and would like to highlight a potential secondment opportunity to our Partners, please email:

The John Lewis & Partners Foundation

More information is available here and here.

The Waitrose & Partners Foundation

More information is available here and here.

John Spedan Lewis Foundation

The foundation provides finance for horticulture, ornithology, entomology and associated environmental education and conservation projects. Preference for funding is given to small projects with an educational content. For further information email:

John Spedan Lewis Trust for the Advancement of Natural Sciences

The Trust was established in 1955, in honour of John Spedan Lewis, and supports volunteers during conservation projects on our Leckford farm nature reserves. For further information email: