Richard Reeves Foundation

Richard Reeves Foundation

At a glance


  • Education
  • Learning disabilities / difficulties
  • Young people

Other details

Geographical remit: 


The objects of the charity are:

To advance or assist in the education or care of Beneficiaries, either individually or collectively, in particular (but not exclusively) by:

  1. awarding to Beneficiaries exhibitions, bursaries, grants and maintenance allowances tenable to any school, university, college of education or other institution of further (including professional and technical) education approved for the purpose by the Governors;
  2. assisting Beneficiaries to train or equip themselves for a trade, profession, service or other occupation whereby they may support themselves;
  3. providing or assisting in the provision of facilities for education, leisure-time activities, help or training for Beneficiaries;
  4. providing care, help or training for Beneficiaries who are delinquent, deprived or in moral danger;
  5. assisting any school, college or other educational establishment attended by Beneficiaries which is conducted by a charity or is wholly or partially supported from public funds;
  6. assisting other charities or voluntary organisations which provide or which undertake in return to provide facilities for education, care, help or training for Beneficiaries.”

The Foundation’s beneficiaries are children and young persons of not more than 25 years of age who are in need of financial assistance and:

  1. who or whose parents live or work, or formerly lived or worked in the Area of Benefit; or
  2. who are students of, or have been accepted as students of, educational institutions in the Area of Benefit, provided that in special cases persons of not more than 40 years of age who are otherwise qualified may be deemed to be Beneficiaries for the purposes of these presents.

The Richard Reeve’s Foundation’s area of benefit is the London Boroughs of Islington and Camden and the City of London.


The Foundation seeks to fulfil its charitable objects by making grants to a small number of partner organisations to deliver benefits to people in our area of benefit through projects that maximise value for our beneficiaries through education and training. Projects are usually funded for up to three years so as to increase their effectiveness and impact. 

The Foundation has two primary areas of focus:

  1. Raising Literacy & Numeracy for early years and primary school students
  2. Facilitating progression into work for 16-21 year-olds.

In addition, the Foundation provides maintenance grants to students attending City & Islington College and City University and an annual grant to Christ’s Hospital.

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