Our story

Eshan was born in November 2006. During the birthing process there was a last minute complication and unfortunately he suffered a severe brain injury. This opened my eyes to the world of disability and to the many challenges and unfair judgements that accompanied it. Perhaps the greatest was the lack of self employment / employment opportunities disabled people were offered because assumptions would be made about their capabilities and therefore their ability to perform. 

This was the main reason Kaleidoscope Investments (Ki) was founded - to readdress this imbalance. The aim of Ki was to invest in disabled people with great business ideas and help them to start their own businesses. 

As Ki was growing, there were an increasing number of people asking us to provide small grants to help them to set up non-commercial enterprises - e.g, Charities, voluntary organisations, social enterprises or small life-style businesses enabling the individual to become self-supporting. 

It was our desire to fulfil this need and this gave birth to the Kaleidoscope Foundation.

Hardeep Rai (Father)


How we work



1) Either you or a member of your team must be disabled according to the Equality Act 2010.

2) Your organisation must either be charitable in nature, a social enterprise (Community Interest Company) or a small life-style business enabling the individual to become self-supporting.

3) You must be over 18 or over.


The Application Process

If you believe you are eligible contact us and we will arrange an initial call with you to discuss your business proposal and how our process works.

You will need to submit a business plan to us (we will provide a template and completion guidelines). 

The application can take between 3 - 6 months

Donate to us

The Kaleidoscope Foundation welcomes donations from individuals or organisations that are aligned with our Vision and Mission. 

Please contact us for further information. 

Registered Charity Number: 1187266

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

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Email: Chris@TheKaleidoscopeFoundation.org

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