Sir John Cass's Foundation


The Sir John Cass Foundation is one of London's oldest and largest education charities. Founded in 1748, it supports education for young people in London through its grant programmes for individuals, schools and organisations, and its support for a number of institutions bearing Sir John Cass's name.

The Foundation has four areas of focus for grant giving, which are as follows:

  • Widening Participation in Further & Higher Education
  • Truancy, Exclusion and Behaviour Management
  • Prisoner Education
  • New Initiatives

There are one or more priorities for each area of focus.  Details of the priorities and our aims and objectives for each area of focus are set out in our document ‘Organisation Grants: Priorities for Grant Making’.

Sir John Cass's Foundation is one of the founding backers of Schools Funding Network.

Active Challenges and Offers

There are currently no active challenges for this donor.

Completed Challenges and Offers

We are setting a limited number of £100 match-challenges (or the membership fee of SFN) to participating schools accepted by SFN within a two month time-frame.

Value: £100
Target: £100
Deadline: 10 June 2014

As part of the SBM conference held in June 2013, we are giving five schools in Lambeth £100 if they can raise a similar amount. The funds can be used for any non-core activity.

Value: £100
Target: £100
Deadline: 31 December 2013

As one of the leading charitable foundations in London we are keen to help schools raise additional funds. We are therefore making initial grants to up to five schools per local authority via Schools Funding Network.

Value: £100
Target: £100
Deadline: 01 December 2013

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