akt’s partnership with the pret foundation

We are extremely proud to have been partnered with The Pret Foundation for nearly a decade!


We are proud to be partnered with The Pret Foundation, who have remained consistent in their engagement and authentic support of akt, having partnered with our charity for nearly since 2015!

As part of our partnership this year, Pret has offered its donation terminals to akt so its customers can ‘tap to donate’ directly to us in their shops during June and July.

Additionally, a percentage of Pret’s Love Bar sales will be donated to akt in July. Donations help to provide emergency support and ‘Rainbow Starter Packs’ for young people who are starting out on their own. These packs ensure young people thrive in their new homes – providing funds for furniture, a deposit and other key essentials.

Between 2015 and 2022, The Pret Foundation have supported akt to very generous amount of £94,896 which has gone towards the Rainbow Starter Packs and Emergency Support. In 2023, The Pret Foundation awarded another £10,000 towards the Cost-of-Living Fund, bringing the total donated to akt to £104,896.

At akt, we value this collaborative partnership and our thanks goes out to everyone who has been involved in making it a reality!

Together with The Pret Foundation, we are proudly partnered with akt to support LGBTQ+ youth experiencing homelessness. Over the past eight years, we’ve awarded grants to support young people. This partnership aligns with our commitment to creating an inclusive environment for our customers and employees. At Pret, we believe everyone deserves a safe space to belong, whether in our shops or support centre. Join us this Pride in supporting akt and the important work they do.
Clare Clough, UK Managing Director at Pret A Manger

about the pret foundation

The Pret Foundation exists to make a difference to the lives of people affected by hunger, poverty, and homelessness.

The foundation donate as much unsold freshly made food as possible at the end of every day to people who need it most and offer financial grants to grassroots charities. They help break the cycle of homelessness by providing training and employment at Pret, giving people who need it a second chance through our Rising Stars programme.