akt’s partnership with dr martens

akt are proud to have partnered with The Dr Martens Foundation since 2022!


The Dr Marten’s Foundation, established in 2021, has been supporting akt for 2 years.  

For Pride this year, Doc Martens will be displaying information about akt in-stores and our vital work for LGBTQ+ youth at risk of homelessness. With their community spotlight activation, they have created a platform for the LGBTQ+ charities they support to raise awareness and offer support to anyone in need.  

Doc Martens have shown a long-term commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion within their workplace. Their diversity, equity and inclusion strategy sets out their approach to representation and accountability as allies.  

Their genuine intent to raise awareness and educate communities aligns so well with the values and mission of akt. To be there for the LGBTQ+ youth who need us the most. To be seen, to feel valued but also to have a safe place to call home. 

Our thanks to all at the Dr Martens Foundation and the ongoing success of our partnership together. 

about the dr martens foundation

The Dr. Martens Foundation is an independent UK registered charity and exists to support causes that advance social justice.

What the Foundation stands for:

  • Human Rights – Protecting and respecting everyone’s human rights.
  • Participation – Social justice is not possible if only some voices are heard and the marginalised are silent.
  • Equity – Tackling the structural inequality and embedded bias that exists across society.
  • Access – Ability to access essentials like shelter or opportunities in education, music or creative industries.