Jack Petchey Foundation
If you think you can, you can!
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29 November 2017

This girl can fence!

To encourage more young women and girls to take up fencing, the Camden Fencing Club used a £650 Small grant from the Jack Petchey Foundation to fund a fencing summer camp for girls.

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24 November 2017

Layla is recognised for turning her grades around for the better!

Over the past two years, Layla has turned her academic life around beyond recognition. She took the decision to change things for herself during Year 11 and achieved much better GCSE results than many- including Layla - had expected.

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17 November 2017

Young people enjoy horsing around on a trip to the stables!

Thanks to a £750 Jack Petchey Foundation Small Grant, 30 young people had the opportunity to visit a stable in Reading to learn how to ride and care for horses.

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15 November 2017

Psychology student Katie puts her expertise to use in Sri Lankan volunteer project

In February 2017 Katie Taylor set off to Colombo, Sri Lanka where she spent eight weeks volunteering with mental health organisation SLV Global. The Jack Petchey Foundation supported Katie in her volunteering with a £280 IGFV.

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09 November 2017

Seaside trip for South London Guides teaches them about maritime life

In September, 24 lucky Guides from South West London were treated to a trip to the seaside, thanks to a Small Grant provided by the Jack Petchey Foundation. It was a jam-packed day full of learning and fun!

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03 November 2017

Volunteer project in Nicaragua changes lives and helps the environment

In 2017 Holly Freuchen flew to Nicaragua, where she lived for three months, volunteering with the charity Raleigh International. She was supported in her volunteer work by a £300 Individual Grant for Volunteering by the Jack Petchey Foundation.

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03 November 2017

Kitted-out kitchen helps students at Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee School learn life skills

Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee School applied for a £750 Jack Petchey Foundation Small Grant to kit out the food technology room with new specialist kitchen equipment suitable for the students’ needs.

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27 October 2017

Young mothers are treated to a seaside trip with their family thanks to Leader Award Grant

Thanks to Angela’s Leader Award, YMCA West London could apply for a £750 Small Grant from the Jack Petchey Foundation. The residents and staff decided to use the money to fund an exciting trip to the seaside for 20 young mums and their children.

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20 October 2017

Year 7 students take part in LGBT and feminism workshop thanks to small grant

The small grant funded two events for the school’s ‘Rainbow Day Project’, a celebration of equality and diversity which gives students the opportunity to learn about the LGBT community.

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20 October 2017

JPF volunteer grant takes Eleanor to Nepal for three months

Eleanor spent three months in Nepal volunteering for Raleigh International, on a rural international development project. A £300 Jack Petchey Foundation Individual Grant for Volunteering supported her in her volunteer placement.