Why Donate?

You can make a difference to the life of a young person by donating to Sir John Cass’s Foundation using the contact details below or by leaving a legacy. The Foundation will use your gift to improve the education opportunities for young people living in Greater London. This may be by providing a bursary or scholarship for a young person from a poor background who otherwise would not be able to contemplate higher education because of the costs involved.

Donations will also support new and existing places of learning so that young people experience the best of what education has to offer.

As well as giving grants to individuals, Sir John Cass’s Foundation matches Government money for every looked after child in the London Boroughs of Hackney and Newham. It also provides on-going financial support to schools, colleges and universities, encourages debate on educational issues by supporting conferences and lectures, helps train prisoners so that they are equipped with real skills which they can use on release, and supports new educational and learning initiatives where young people are involved.

At the heart of Sir John Cass’s Foundation is the welfare and well-being of young people; good education is a major part of this and you can ensure, by donating now or in the future, that young people are given the best start in life.

If you wish to donate to the work of the Foundation, please contact Paul James, Head of Administration and Support on telephone number 020 7480 4261 , or email pauljames@sirjohncass.org

Your gift will really make a difference to the life of a young person.

Donations from individuals

Sir John Cass’s Foundation has, over the centuries, moved with the times ensuring that it is at the forefront in its support of education in the broadest sense where funding can really make a difference to a young person’s future.

Please think about donating to us as part of your charitable giving. No gift is ever too small, so if you think you can help us, please contact Paul James, Head of Administration and Support on telephone number 020 7480 4261 , or email pauljames@sirjohncass.org

mobile_donationsTo donate to Sir John Cass’s Foundation by SMS, simply text the code NMKY41 followed the amount you would like to donate to 70070. Example: NMKY41 £20

Corporate Giving

The perception may be that Sir John Cass’s Foundation is an extremely wealthy charity with considerable investments but, as with most investments in the current financial climate, the return the Foundation enjoys is much less than it has been in the past. The call on its funds is enormous and many worthy causes are turned down due to lack of funds. With increased funding the Cass Foundation could:

  • Offer more bursaries and scholarships to young people who see the benefit of further education
  • Increase its support for Prisoner Education beyond its involvement with HMP Send, Surrey
  • Support the establishment of a University Technical College in London
  • Influence by supporting the debate at a national level of educational issues through lectures and conferences
  • Provide on-going financial support to institutions and initiatives that the Foundation is involved with and consider additional funding for further projects
  • Establish Education Centres similar to those that the Foundation supports at Charterhouse in partnership with the Museum of London

We would be very happy to talk with you about your company’s interests in our work and explain to you the benefits that an association with Sir John Cass’s Foundation could bring to your organisation.
Please send a quick email to pauljames@sirjohncass.org  with your contact details and one of our Officers or Governors will be in touch.


legacy_new_thumbLeaving a gift in your will is really easy – and won’t disadvantage those who are beneficiaries in your will and it will make such a difference to someone less fortunate than yourself. We’ll be happy to help you get things organised, please download our Legacy leaflet and see more information by clicking here or email us at legacy@sirjohncassfoundation.com

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Fundraising – how you can help

Why not organise a “spelling bee”, or a “quiz night”, or maybe you are more adventurous and want to climb mountains, swim rivers, or race bicycles. To help young people who are facing challenges with their education, and to get them on the right path for a more successful future.