Fireside Chat 24th February 2021

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HKF caught up with Rosie Wainwright in February where she shared her journey and what a difference the bursary made. Rosie attended Lewisham College and attended City, University of London. Her bursary at the time was sponsored by Kaplan UK She was joined Mica Jayne Coleman Jones, HKF Trustee and former winner, Elizabeth Hess, Kaplan UK  and Shahida Aslam, HKF To […]

Helena Kennedy Foundation welcomes new Skills for Jobs White Paper

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The Helena Kennedy Foundation promotes the equality of opportunity achieved through education and training.  We work with disadvantaged students in the Further Education sector, helping them to realise their potential as they move into fulfilling careers across a range of sectors.  Background should not be a barrier to accessing high quality education, and all the […]

‘High-quality education is a key factor for increasing social mobility, but more interventions are needed to translate this into meaningful employment’ – Mica Jayne Coleman Jones

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The Long Shadow of Deprivation report (2020) highlights the pay gap differences between areas of our country and between the most and least deprived sons found in the same area. The report identified that greater interventions were needed in the local labour market, and called for employers to look at ways that they can access […]

The HKF Xmas Appeal

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The Helena Kennedy Foundation has launched its first ever Xmas appeal to help raise funds during the 2020/21 academic year. The Foundation has set a goal of raising £3,000 over the Xmas period, which would pay for the cost of a bursary for one student. Given the impact of COVID-19 on education, it is more […]

Helena Kennedy Foundation now in the Midlands


The Helena Kennedy Foundation is delighted to announce that we now have an office base in Birmingham. Thanks to a great welcome and generous office space from South and City College Birmingham, the Charity can firmly operate directly in the Midlands.  The Foundation provides financial bursaries as well as invaluable support for up-to 100 students […]