Sir John Cass projects are uniquely funded and benefit an extensive range of social and educational beneficiaries of all ages, and of all types. Here you can read summaries of our most recent and featured funded projects.

Education, enrichment, collaboration and social value are the vanguard of our project activities. If you would like to discuss a particular educational or social project in London, please contact us 


Sir John Cass’s Foundation Supports apprenticeships through the Hand Engravers’ Association

The Sir John Cass’s Foundation has proudly supported the Hand Engravers’ Association since 2010 with apprenticeships to nurture the next generation of engravers.

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Sir John Cass’s Foundation supports the Westway Trust

Last year, Sir John Cass’s Foundation awarded a grant of over £6,000 to the Westway Trust towards their 3 year project – Stable Way Way Homework Club.

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Foundation proud to partner with University of Westminster and fund new ‘Completion Bursary’ initiative to support young Care Leavers reach their full potential

Sir John Cass’s Foundation has partnered with the University of Westminster to fund a series of ‘Completion Bursaries’ for care experienced students – those who have spent time in care under the age of 18 – in their final year of study.

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Sir John Cass’s Foundation Supports START at the Lyric Hammersmith

The Foundation has provided support for START at the Lyric Hammersmith, a unique arts education programme working with west London’s most disadvantaged young people aged 16 to 21.

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Educating through the Arts

Sir John Cass’s Foundation has awarded grant funding to The Samosa in support of their “Educating through the Arts” media workshop programme.

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beyond_the_school_gatesBeyond the School Gates

Sir John Cass’s Foundation supports important and timely Cyberbullying Report in partnership with Researchers from the University of Buckingham.

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FIRSTSTAR logoSir John Cass’s Foundation supports Pioneering UK First Star Academy at St Mary’s University

The Foundation has awarded a major grant of £400,000 over the next four years to St Mary’s University, Twickenham towards the First Star Academy, to improve the educational outcomes of young people in care.

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beauty_inside_225_225A unique collaboration between The Foundation, London College of Fashion and HMP Send

This magazine, funded by Sir John Cass’s Foundation, represents the third collaboration between London College of Fashion (LCF) and Send and is the result of several months of Friday morning‘workshops’ where participants from Send and LCF have worked together…

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beautys_inside_2013_thumbThe Beauty’s Inside – Issue Two

Professor Frances Corner, OBE, is Head of London College of Fashion, Pro Vice-Chancellor of University of the Arts London and former head of the Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media and Design. Frances leads an innovative project which is a unique collaboration between the London College of Fashion and HMP Send and is funded by Sir John Cass’s Foundation.

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beautys_inside_issue3_thumbThe Beauty’s Inside – Issue Three

A collaboration between London College of Fashion and HMP Send, funded by Sir John Cass’s Foundation. The spectacular third issue of The Beauty’s Inside has now been published and as a former publisher has me captivated and intrigued…

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beautys inside2The Beauty’s Inside – Issue Four

A collaboration between London College of Fashion and HMP Send, funded by Sir John Cass’s Foundation. The fourth issue of The Beauty’s Inside magazine asks the question ‘what does colour mean to you?’…

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mountain_centre_thumbHampshire & Cass Foundation Mountain Centre

In a joint ceremony the newly named Hampshire & Cass Foundation Mountain Centre was officially opened by Councillor Keith Chapman, Executive Member for Culture, Recreation & Countryside for Hampshire County Council and Dr Kevin Everett, Treasurer & Chairman of Sir John Cass’s Foundation on the 7th May 2014.

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Share Foundation

In 2013, Sir John Cass’s Foundation supported the Share Foundation to launch its Junior ISAs programme for children and young people in care. The grant from the Foundation increased the amount of money in the ISA accounts of young people in inner London boroughs.

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Sir Jouel_project_thumbhn Cass’s Foundation supports the University of East London’s School of Education and Communities

Sir John Cass’s School of Education and Communities has put the key issues of improving the supply of excellent teachers for East London and teacher education in general at the core of its activities. It has embraced all the difficulties of both recruiting and training students.

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musicians_project_thumbYoung Musicians Supported by Sir John Cass’s Foundation

The scholarship programme of the Mayor of London’s Fund for Young Musicians, launched in 2011, gives London primary and early secondary school children access to individual tuition on an instrument and the chance to play it in ensembles and orchestras. Currently 220 children take part. Sir John Cass’s Foundation is supporting six of these children for four years.

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Educational programme on board the HQS Wellington

The Wellington Trust received a grant from Sir John Cass’s Foundation to support the interactive teaching sessions on board for primary school children at Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, 5-11 years old.

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FestivalofEducation_thumbThe Festival of Education at Wellington College

The Foundation was again delighted to sponsor the Sir John Cass Foundation Marquee at the 5th Festival of Education, which was held in the buildings and the beautiful grounds of Wellington College in Berkshire on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st June 2014.

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unicorn_225_225A collaborative project of the Foundation and the Unicorn Theatre

It is very difficult to measure the positive effects the involvement in the theatre can have on a child and to create a system to measure these effects but this reseach, through surveys and questionnaires of children and teachers involved with the Unicorn Theatre’s InterACT school’s programme has done just that.

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ambassador_scheme_225_225Sir John Cass’s Foundation London Ambassador Scheme for Learners with Disabilities

Sir John Cass’s Foundation is pleased to have supported this project and its evaluation over a three year period, from its inception to its conclusion, as it has always sought to promote participation and achievement in education.

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