Creating opportunities to inspire children
The Jackson Foundation furthers the advancement of disadvantaged and underprivileged children in the UK by providing educational opportunities that can make a positive difference to their lives.
We believe in every child
Child poverty & its effects
4.2 million children live in poverty in the UK. That’s 9 children in every class of 30 and this number is expected to have risen due to the Covid pandemic.
Poverty has a damaging impact not just on educational achievement but also on nearly every aspect of a child’s life.
Young people living in deprived areas are 5x more likely to be unhappy than children from wealthier families.
Poverty affects friendships, children growing up in poverty are more likely to play alone or fall out with their friends.
By the end of primary school, children living in poverty are 9 months behind their peers in reading, writing & maths.
Some children have to work in cramped conditions with no space of their own, sometimes without heating or food.
what we do
Experiences that inspire
We provide grants to schools, charities and organisations who dedicate their time to improving the education and life experiences of underprivileged children by providing educational expereinces they would otherwise miss.
We fund projects which help these organisations stretch the capabilities of disadvantaged children and provide a strong foundation for their future.
Hannah Cockroft MBE
Our work so far..
So far we have managed to donate over 500 books to school libraries and raise funds for 50 projects which have benefitted over 150 children.