5 easy ways to support HKF


Below are 5 easy ways you can help support the work of the Helena Kennedy Foundation. Easy Fundraising Shopping through Easy Fundraising can raise funds for our charity and doesn’t cost you a penny. Please click here for further details 2.   Share your news  We are always looking to celebrate and share any success stories […]

Share your news with us!

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At the Helena Kennedy Foundation we are always looking to celebrate and share any success stories and general news from our community across our communication channels. We are always keen to hear from individuals in our community, you could be a previous award winner, have worked with our charity on a project or volunteered for […]

Do you volunteer?


To celebrate volunteers week in June, we are looking for individuals to share their experience of volunteering. We will be sharing case studies across HKF channels and are looking for individuals to feature during the week. If you volunteer for a charity, organisation, community group we want to hear from you! If you are interested […]

James Corbin’s Mental Health Tips

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On Mental Health Awareness week James Corbin a former recipient of a Helena Kennedy Foundation bursary shares his top 3 mental health tips. 1. Assess your environment and how you can adjust it to help maintain a better mental space. 2. Allow yourself to make mistakes and don’t punish yourself for it. 3. Speak about […]

Mental Health Awareness week


This week is Mental Health Awareness week, at the Helena Kennedy Foundation we understand the importance of positive mental wellbeing and understand everybody has different interests and hobbies to support their mental health. We recently asked our staff and Trustees to share how they look after their mental wellbeing: Shahida Aslam – Helena Kennedy Foundation […]

Intern Insight – Oliver Mattis

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Oliver Mattis, First Year Management student at The University of Nottingham, Widening Participation Placement’s blog This Easter I was pleasantly surprised to receive an email from the university’s Widening Participation Placements team, presenting the opportunity to take part in a 3-week, full-time placement, with the option to apply for a variety of unique companies. In […]

5 reasons to apply for our HE bursary


The deadline to submit an application for a Helena Kennedy Foundation bursary is fast approaching! The Helena Kennedy Foundation exists to overcome social injustice by providing financial bursaries, mentoring and support to disadvantaged students from the further and adult education sectors, enabling them to complete their studies in higher education and move on successfully into […]

Bursary Scheme Applications

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Applications are still open for students wishing to apply for our HE bursary. We understand that studying at University can be a challenging financial commitment, which is why we offer support that can help individuals achieve their ambitions. A bursary of up to £2,250 is available for students whose personal and financial circumstances make the […]

Shahida celebrates her 10th anniversary

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2022 marks the year of Shahida Aslam’s 10th anniversary with us at The Helena Kennedy charity. Many of you have met Shahida in some capacity, since she joined the charity in August 2012. Shahida has continued to support the growth of the foundation, whilst ensuring that personal support for students has not been lost. In […]

Remembering Jackie Roxborough

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It is with a heavy heart we share the news of Jackie Roxborough.  You may know of her as she has been volunteering for HKF since 2017. Sadly, recently we heard that Jackie passed away. She joined us in 2017 but soon became an integral part of the Helena Kennedy Foundation Family.  During her time with us, Jackie called our bursary winners to check in […]