Creative Opportunities

Gift of £5,000 in 2023

Creative Opportunities gives young people access to the tools, networks, and experience that they need to independently achieve their ambitions. 

Linacre Institute

Gift of £10,000 in 2022

Linacre Institute aims to give state-school students in the North of England the confidence to apply to the UK’s leading universities, and the skills to thrive there.

Imperial War Museum

Gift of £10,000 in 2022

The Imperial War Museum is the world’s leading museum of war and conflict. Founded while the First World War was still raging, it gives voice to the extraordinary experiences of ordinary people forced to live their lives in a world torn apart by conflict, helping us to learn from the mistakes of the past and avoid future conflict.

Yehudi Menuhin School

Gift of £10,000 in 2022

The Yehudi Menuhin School is a school in Surrey founded in 1963 to provide a place for musically gifted children from around the world to develop their talents to the highest level within a nurturing and stimulating academic environment, regardless of their economic background.

Modern Art Oxford

Gift of £170,000 in 2022

Modern Art Oxford is one of the UK’s leading contemporary art spaces with an international reputation for innovative and ambitious programming. At the heart of the gallery’s programme is a commitment to education, internationalism and inclusion, founded on the power of visual art and culture to enact positive social change.

The Contemporary Art Society

Gift of £170,000 in 2022

The Contemporary Art Society champions the collecting of outstanding contemporary art and craft for public collections in the UK. The Contemporary Art Society donates works of modern and contemporary art to 72 member museums and public galleries in the UK, where they are enjoyed by over 21 million visitors a year.


Gift of £5,000 in 2022

Motivez prepares students and graduates aged 14 – 25 for the most competitive internships and jobs in the UK, powered by their programmes and bespoke coaching with relatable young professionals. More than an early-careers platform, they are a movement for change: a community of members with one common goal – to address the world’s biggest problems through the next generation of STEM leaders.

Free to Be Kids

Gifts of £5,000 in 2021 and £10,000 in 2023

Free to Be Kids is a London based charity supporting children & young people who are struggling with social or emotional difficulties, and helping to create lasting change for vulnerable children’s emotional health. FTBK’s volunteers work with disadvantaged children across London to rebuild self-esteem, boost resilience and to help explore challenging emotions and ways of managing. They do this via a range of therapeutic adventures & countryside based respite residentials, in all seasons, as well as through creative term time afterschool groups. 


Gifts of £5,000 in 2021 and £5,000 in 2023

Escape2Make aims to help ALL 11-18s in the Lancaster & Morecambe area to escape from boredom, social media, loneliness and any pressure at school or home by providing workshops and short courses hosted by local businesses, national businesses, local artists and university students. All the workshops and courses are designed to help young people make things, make friends and make a difference in the community.


Gifts of £5,000 in 2021 & £10,000 in 2022

Jacari is an award-winning charity providing free tutoring and extracurricular activities for migrant, asylum-seeking, and refugee children in Bristol and Oxford who have English as an Additional Language (EAL) and are struggling at school. 

Artis Foundation

Gifts of £6,500 in 2021 & 2022

Artis believes in the transformative power of the performing arts to change lives.  They help thousands of children every week by integrating the arts throughout their learning.

Art History Link-Up

Gifts of £10,000 in 2021 & 2022

Art History Link-Up enables young people from diverse backgrounds to be inspired by art history and to use it to enhance their life and educational experience. By enabling access, AHLU believes that art history has the potential to transform students’ lives, and that they in turn, have the potential to transform our visual culture.

Cody Dock

Gift of £10,000 in 2021

Cody Dock is a charity and social enterprise formed to act as a vehicle for the community led regeneration of Cody Dock and its local waterways.

Freedom Community Project

Gift of £10,000 in 2021

Freedom Community Project was set up in 2008 to support people who are struggling with poverty in Bolsover. Since then the project has grown to cover the North East Midlands with 7 support centres. The organisation has a small staff team who enable their large team of volunteers to deliver support across the area. 

Football Beyond Borders

Gifts of £10,000 in 2020 & 2021

Football Beyond Borders works with young people from areas of socio-economic disadvantage who are passionate about football but disengaged at school, to help them finish school with the skills and grades to make a successful transition into adulthood. They do this by providing long-term, intensive support, built around relationships and young people’s passions, in the classroom and beyond.


Gift of £4,000 in 2019

Challengers provide inclusive play and leisure opportunities across the UK’s South East, where disabled children and young people can enjoy fun activities and make friends.


Gift of £1,000 in 2019

2MakeIt helps rehabilitate prisoners and ex-prisoners by offering them creative expression through programmes in skills such as music, art and writing

The Story Museum

Gifts of £20,000 in 2019 & 2020

The Story Museum uses the power of storytelling to engage young people through performances, events, workshops, clubs and skills-building courses.


Gift of £7,500 in 2017 & 2019; and £10,000 in 2020

Create uses the creative arts to transform the lives of society’s most disadvantaged and vulnerable people in areas where provision is poor and engagement in the arts is low. Its work focuses on young patients; the disabled; carers; schoolchildren in areas of deprivation; vulnerable older people; offenders; and the marginalised. It works mainly across London and the South, with tailored projects to develop creativity, learning, social skills, self-esteem and, above all, a sense of self-worth.

The Voices Foundation

Gifts of £5,000 in 2017 & 2019

The Voices Foundation provides bespoke singing programmes for nursery, primary and secondary schools, academies and Music Education Hubs across England. Its mission is to make sure that every child has access to a musical education and, with it, the proven intellectual, emotional and social advantages.

Storybook Dads

Gift of £5,000 in 2017

Storybook Dads helps reduce the trauma caused by forced separation when a parent is imprisoned. Parents are helped to record themselves reading a bedtime story, which is sent to their children. Thus parents continue to make a positive impact on their children’s education, while keeping alive this important relationship.

The Baytree Centre

Gift of £5,000 in 2017

for the Into School Programme

The Baytree Centre supports and provides a safe space for women and girls in London facing exclusion from society because of barriers such as lack of English, poverty, discrimination and abuse. The centre works one-to-one to develop women and girls’ education, training, employment, health and social support. The Into School Programme facilitates the transition of newly-arrived girls into the UK education system.

Coram Beanstalk

Gifts of £5,000 in 2017; £10,000 in 2018 & 2019

Coram Beanstalk recruits, trains and supports volunteers to provide consistent, one-to-one literacy support to primary school children who need help across England. Trained reading helpers give them the support they need to improve their reading ability and confidence.

Clean Break

Gift of £5,000 in 2016 & 2018; and £10,000 in 2020

Clean Break is a women’s theatre company working for the rehabilitation of women with experience of the criminal justice system. Run in prisons and from a women-only building in Kentish Town, Clean Break offers theatre-based education and training programmes helping participants to develop personal, social, professional and creative skills that often lead to education and employment.


Gifts of £5,000 in 2015; £27,000 in 2016 & 2017; and £29,000 in 2018

Key4Life is a social venture and charity creating solutions to help reduce youth offending, re-offending and gang warfare. It offers innovative rehabilitation programmes to those in prison and those at risk of going to prison.

The Mulberry Bush Organisation

Gifts of £10,000 in 2016, 2017 & 2018

to be spent on building two outdoor learning log cabins

The Mulberry Bush School is a non-maintained residential special school with a three-year programme which runs for 38-weeks a year, working with vulnerable and severely traumatised primary aged children and their families from across England and Wales.

Praxis Community Projects

Gift of £5,000 in 2015

Praxis Community Projects provides advice, support and a meeting space for vulnerable migrants and refugees in London.

Emmaus Hampshire

Gift of £1,500 in 2015

Emmaus Hampshire is homeless charity that creates homes, work and opportunities for homeless people to rebuild lives in supportive communities around Hampshire.

The Mary Rose Trust

Gift of £25,000 in 2014

The Mary Rose is a Tudor ship, built in 1510. She sank in 1545, was discovered in 1971 and raised in 1982. The Mary Rose Trust runs the Museum built around the ship in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.