Jack Petchey Foundation
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09 January 2017

Technology and Technique: Orpington Swimmers awarded underwater cameras

Thanks to a Jack Petchey Foundation Small Grant, the swimming club was able to buy a professional underwater telescope camera, SD card and a GoPro camera to help improve their techniques.

06 January 2017

Young People Receive a Master Class in Music Production by MOBO Award Winner

Thanks to a £750 small grant from the Jack Petchey Foundation, XLP were able to fund a residential music project for a group of eight young people.

03 January 2017

Volunteers pave the way for women's empowerment in Ghana

Blandine volunteered in Tamale, situated in Northern Ghana with a local NGO called the Women Support and Activist Group (WOSAG). The Jack Petchey Foundation awarded Blandine with a £300 grant to help her reach her £1500 fundraising target.

19 December 2016

Guiding the way to London Zoo

Thanks to a £750 Leader Award grant, 80 Guides from the Lewisham East District were treated to an educational trip to London Zoo.

12 December 2016

Helping build a more sustainable education system in Cambodia

Guneet Anand volunteered in Cambodia with VSO and ICS. The Jack Petchey Foundation supported her by awarding Guneet with a £300 Individual Grant for Volunteering, to help cover the cost of the trip.

30 November 2016

Volunteering in Madagascar could mark dawn of a career in NGOs

After doing a Masters in International Development, Eve Hadshar volunteerd for nine months at an education project and now feels ready to make a meaningful contribution to a UK NGO

29 November 2016

Last man standing in Barnet

In June 2016, the Barnet branch of the Boys Brigade took 30 of their members on their annual summer camping trip. It would be bigger and better than ever thanks to a £750 Small grant awarded to the club by the Jack Petchey Foundation.

15 November 2016

Survey finds under-18s wanted to stay in the EU and are worried about the future

A Jack Petchey Foundation survey of those too young to vote in the EU referendum found over 75% wanted to remain in. Over 3,000 young people aged 11-17 from London and Essex finally got a chance to have their say.

10 October 2016

Maya spends a month volunteering in a mental health programme in Sri Lanka

In August 2015, 20 year old Maya Welford began a month long Mental Health volunteer placement in Colombo, Sri Lanka with Sri Lanka Volunteers International (SLV). The Jack Petchey Foundation awarded Maya a £280 grant to help cover the costs.

07 October 2016

#CrystalAwards: Magpie Dance celebrate 30 years with performance on the big stage

Magpie Dance's £1500 Crystal Awards grant was used to help fund their 30th Anniversary performance at the Langley Park Centre, as well as a youth dance workshop to encourage more young people to join Magpie Dance.