The Bottletop Foundation offers individuals, families, organisations, trusts and foundations the opportunity to make a significant contribution to sustainable development at grass roots levels in communities.

We work closely with our supporters in identifying major giving opportunities that align with their interests, values and philanthropic goals.

There are various ways that you can support young people through the Bottletop Foundation. Please select one of the areas listed to read more about it.

Full Circle 2013

Full Circle 2013 marks the launch of Cinematic Visions, an exhibition curated by this year’s Full Circle Co-Chairs; US actor James Franco, British artist Isaac Julien and Director of Victoria Miro, Glenn Scott Wright.

Cinematic Visions: Painting at the Edge of Reality will be held at the Victoria Miro Gallery and features works by  Njideka Akunyili, Ali Banisadr, Hernan Bas, Jules de Balincourt, Joe Bradley, Cecily Brown, Peter Doig, Inka Essenhigh, Eric Fischl, Barnaby Furnas, David Harrison, Secundino Hernandez, Nicholas Hlobo, Sandro Kopp, Harmony Korine, Chantal Joffe, Yayoi Kusama, Glenn Ligon, Wangechi Mutu, Alice Neel, Chris Ofili, Celia Paul, Philip Pearlstein, Elaine Reichek, Luc Tuymans, Adriana Verajão, Suling Wang and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.

Our Full Circle  2013 Event Committee are :

David Adjaye, Donna and William Abraham, Rachael Barrett, Valerie Blair, Harriett Brand, Vanessa Branson, Marc Carter, Arlene Cohrs, Lady Linda Davies, Nicoletta Fiorucci, Wendy Fisher, Bob Geldof, David Gill, Tamzin Greenhill, Susan Hayden, Luisa Heckett, Caroline Hopkins, Annie Lennox, Victoria Miro, Iain Renwick, Narciso Rodriguez, Nadja Romain, Don and Mera Rubell, Karen Ruimy, Zoe Santa-Olalla, June Sarpong, Libby Savill, Jane Suitor, Tilda Swinton, Julian Vogel, Charlotte Westgate, Jane Wiest, Julie Woods Moss

CINEMATIC VISIONS: Painting at the Edge of Reality will be held at the Victoria Miro gallery where the exhibition will last for six weeks from 7 June – 3 August 2013.

Tickets £200, Premium tickets £500 including a limited edition print by Hernan Bas (see left). A limited number of tickets are available to friends of Bottletop.

For reservations please contact Rosanna Stevens,

    Previous Artists

    Artists who have supported Bottletop with previous Full Circle projects include:

    Unique Works

    A number of unique works have been created especially for previous Full Circle projects.

    Bottletop Band

    The Bottletop Band is a collective of leading artists, setting out to create ground breaking music through jam sessions and cross-continental collaboration. The first album, ‘Dream Service’, fuses the colourful sound-scape of Brazil with British rock, indie and soul

    Featuring: Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals), Matt Helders (Arctic Monkeys), Carl Barat, Get Cape Wear Cape Fly, VV Brown, Babyshambles, Sam Sparro, Fink, Reverend and The Makers, Eliza Doolittle, Tim Burgess (The Charlatans), Kassin, Domenico, Orquestra Imperial, Yungun.

    Produced by Mario C Jr (Beastie Boys, Bjork).

    To buy the record click here.

    For full info, pictures and exclusive tracks and video content about the Bottletop Band please visit

      Sound Affects

      Sound Affects brings you a selection of the best music from areas of the world that Bottletop is passionate about, with exclusive remixes by a host of leading electronic artists.

        Corporate Support

        For more information about events, talks, sponsorship and to discuss how your organisation can support the Bottletop Foundation please contact .


          Leaving a gift in a will

          The future lies in the hands of young people who grow up to lead our societies and affect change. Empowering the next generation to protect themselves and each other fundamentally paves the way for them to do this successfully.

          By leaving The Bottletop Foundation a gift in your will, you can help us to continue to enable this to happen.

          Why should I make a will?

          Making a will ensures that your wishes are respected after you have passed away. If you don’t have a valid will, the courts have to administer your affairs after you die. This can cause delays and anxiety for friends and family, and your affairs may not be handled as you would like.

          How do I make a will?

          Whether you are writing your will for the first time or updating an existing one, you should seek the assistance of your solicitor in its preparation. Making a gift in your will is relatively simple.

          Why should I tell you if I choose to make a gift?

          Firstly, we would like to be able to thank you!

          Secondly, letting us know about your gift means we can stay in touch and keep you updated about our work. You can find out more about the progress we are making on the ground and how this is helping us to build foundations for tomorrow.


          For more information or for any questions you may have, please contact


            The Bottletop Foundation offers individuals, families, organisations, trusts and foundations the opportunity to make a significant contribution to sustainable development at grass roots levels in communities.

            We work closely with our supporters in identifying major giving opportunities that align with their interests, values and philanthropic goals.

            Donors who contribute gifts of £10,000 and above are in close contact with our team, kept regularly informed with our progress and receive reports detailing how their gift has made a difference.

            Philanthropic opportunities with Bottletop:

            Geographical Supporters

            The Bottletop Foundation supports projects in five countries that are tailored to specific needs of communities in the areas of life skills, health education and livelihoods. If you have a particular geographical interest area, please contact us to discuss which areas align with your philanthropic goals.

            Visionary Supporter

            The Visionary Supporters are donors who are making crucial long-term financial commitments to assist the Bottletop Foundation in strategic development and growth.

            For more information please contact

              Tax Efficient Giving

              There are a number of ways that you can increase the impact of your donation to the Bottletop Foundation through tax-effective giving:

              Gift Aid

              Gift Aid allows charities to claim the basic rate of tax on donations received from UK taxpayers. This is currently 20%.

              If you pay tax at the higher rate of Income Tax, currently 40%, you can also claim tax relief for yourself at 20% of the gross donation, or 25p for every £1 they give through Gift Aid.


              You donate the Bottletop Foundation: £100.00

              We claim from HMRC basic rate Income Tax on gross gift (£125 @ 20%): £25.00

              Transitional Relief: £3.20

              Total the Bottletop Foundation receives: £128.20

              Declarations can be given in writing, either by post, text message, fax, email or online.

              For further Information on Gift Aid declarations, or to gift aid your donation to the Bottletop Foundation, please contact

              Payroll Giving

              Payroll Giving is a scheme that enables employees to give to charity straight from your gross salary (before tax is deducted), and to receive immediate tax relief of up to £5 for every £10 donated.

              For an employer, Payroll Giving is simple and inexpensive to set up and run. Payroll Giving is a great way for businesses to demonstrate commitment to the causes like the Bottletop Foundation that their employees care about.

              Companies can claim tax relief on any employee donations, as detailed below.

              For more information on payroll giving contact

              Corporate Giving

              Companies can get tax relief when they make charitable donations of:


              Gifts in kind (goods and equipment, or even land and buildings)

              Organisation and promotion of payroll giving

              Staff (on loan to the organization)



              For more information about tax effective giving and involving your company in Bottletop, please contact

              Share Giving

              When you give or sell shares to the Bottletop Foundation, substantial relief is given on the Income Tax bill, as well as exemption from Capital Gains Tax (CGT) on any gains made on the shares.

              For more information about share giving, please contact

                Trusts & Foundations

                Your foundation can help us to impact on the lives of young people and their communities where our projects are based. The support of Trusts and Foundations has been critical in our success to date. We aim to involve you in the process of empowering young people and alleviating poverty. We would like to meet you to explore how we can work together.

                In supporting us, you can choose a specific project or country of work. You could elect to help us expand the reach of an existing programme or be the first to enable us to support a new one.

                It is invaluable to see our work first hand and we would be delighted to show you what happens on the ground. Each year, we organise a small number of immersion trips to see our our projects in person. Please bear in mind that while we are happy to organise logistics, these visits are always self-funded.

                How your foundation or trust could help…

                We will identify suitable projects and programmes that would benefit from your support.

                We will be happy to find a way to make your grant work to deliver the highest impact for young people no matter how large or small your trust may be.

                For more information, please contact