Jack Petchey Foundation
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30 March 2017

Small grant funds new resources for a youth club for autistic young people

In 2016 Jonny Whitfield, a group leader at the Southwark branch, was nominated for a Leader Award by the staff and service users. Jonny's Leader Award enabled the Southwark branch to apply for a £750 Small Grant from the Jack Petchey Foundation.

29 March 2017

#CrystalAwards: Chelmsford Mencap members enjoy trips and cultural workshops

Chelmsford Mencap youth club, Gateway Juniors, used their £1500 Crystal Award grant to fund the Broaden Horizons project. The project involved cultural workshops, sports sessions, community events and volunteering opportunities.

22 March 2017

Winner of Britain's biggest Glee Club competition crowned at Indigo O2

RE:VERB were crowned Jack Petchey Glee Club Challenge Champions 2017 at the Grand Final held at London's Indigo at The O2 Arena on Sunday 19th March, walking away with a £2500 prize.

16 March 2017

United Judo use Small Grant for a special weekend of training

United Judo used a Jack Petchey Foundation Small Grant to help fund a trip to Galway for 16 of their members for a special training weekend.

15 March 2017

Ms. Clark is recognized for her outstanding work with Year Seven students

In 2016 Fiona Clark, Head of Year Sevens at the Business Academy, Bexley was nominated for a Jack Petchey Leader Award. This enabled her to apply for a £750 small grant to spend on a camping trip for the new Year 7 students.

10 March 2017

#CrystalAwards: Young Carers are treated to spooky theme park adventure

To mark the 15th Anniversary of the Jack Petchey Foundation, £1500 grants were awarded to 150 youth groups. Thurrock Young Carers were one of the groups selected and they used their grant to fund a trip to Adventure Island for 44 young carers.

08 March 2017

Volunteer project in rural India works to empower women

Celia Gueto Melo spent three months volunteering in Rajasthan, India with youth-led social action organisation Pravha. The Jack Petchey Foundation awarded Celia with a £300 Individual Grant for Volunteering to support her volunteer work.

07 March 2017

Jack Petchey Foundation Office Move March 2017

We are moving! The move will not affect any group we support. You will continue to have the same support from the same Grants Officers as present. Our programmes and award events will carry on as normal.

03 March 2017

William Perkins students learn about the universe at Greenwich Observatory

On Friday 27th January 2017, 60 lucky Year 10 students from William Perkin High School visited the Greenwich Planetarium. The trip was funded by a £180 Jack Petchey Foundation Educational Visit Grant.

01 March 2017

Air Cadet saves his grandad's life thanks to his First Aid training

A young air cadet, Sergeant Luke Coleman, age 19, from 282 East Ham Squadron, proved that first aid training really does save lives, when he jumped into action as his grandfather suddenly began choking one evening.