About Us

We aim to benefit disadvantaged and disengaged young people in our society here in the UK by ensuring our funding reaches those most in need.

We achieve our aims and objectives through making grants for charitable work. We want to build relationships with our supported organisations and foster collaboration whenever and wherever
we can.

Those we cannot help financially, we hope to help in other ways, through mentoring, business planning and networking.

Peter Cruddas Trustees

Lord Cruddas of Shoreditch – Chair

Rt Hon Lord Young of Graffham PC DL

Martin Paisner CBE

Peter Cruddas Foundation funding criteria

The Foundation gives supports programmes designed to help disadvantaged and disengaged young people in the age range of 16 to 30, to pursue pathways to Education, Training and Employment with the ultimate aim of helping them to become financially independent. Trustees have Priority Funding Streams to help them achieve the aims and objectives of The Foundation. The Priority Funding Streams shown below take precedence in any funding round.

Preference will be given, to the support of projects/activities undertaken by charitable organisations registered with The Charity Commission of England and Wales benefitting young people in England and Wales only.

Priority funding streams
number 1

Pathways/support for young disadvantaged or disengaged people in the age range
16 to 30 into education, training or employment

number 2

Work experience/skills projects for young people aged 16 to 30

number 3

Youth work in London particularly evening work for disadvantaged young people aged 16 to 30

Our values

We strive to be professional in everything we do and operate accordingly. We aim to be:

Friendly Approachable Accessible Straightforward Transparent Supportive
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