The Share Foundation
The Share Foundation
The Share Foundation's goal is to help children and young people in care by providing support in the form of financial resources and financial education. We administer and monitor Junior ISAs for looked after children on behalf of The Department for Education. We raise additional contributions to add value to these accounts and provide financial education to ensure that the young person is equipped to take on the responsibility for this investment when they turn 18.
The Share Foundation’s mission is to help children and young people whose family situation is either severely disadvantaged or non-existent to achieve their potential by providing support in the form of financial resources and education.
To meet this objective, The Share Foundation aims:
a) to relieve poverty amongst children and young people in need in accordance with Christian principles and without reference to race, creed or nationality, with a view to improving the condition of life of those for whom funding is provided;
b) to advance the education of such children and young people in handling their financial situation in order to encourage self-sufficiency as they grow into adulthood through improved ability to handle their own economic circumstances, and to help them lift themselves and others in the communities in which they live out of poverty.
Our current priority is to focus on 15-17 year olds in care. Our Stepladder of Achievement programme links the building of life skills directly to increased contributions to their Junior ISAs. It will inspire teenagers in care to take a number of significant educational steps and give them the opportunity to earn and save by experience and raise additional funds to add to their Junior ISAs by rewarding them for attainment.
The Share Foundation aims to:
- To help children and young people in care by providing support in the form of financial resources and financial education.
- To enable children and young people in care to look forward to a normal adult life, helping them to reverse the instability of their education and enhancing their employability prospects.
- To break the generational cycle of deprivation faced by looked after children.
Established: August 2005
Registered Charity Number: 1108068
Board members: 5
Full time staff: 6
Part time staff: 1
Phone number: 01296 310409
Address: Oxford House, Oxford Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. HP21 8SZView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website