Formed as a trust in 2012 by John Casson MBE, the John Casson Foundation’s primary purpose is to help the development of young people both in the UK and around the world.

As well as sponsorships and grants, the foundation offers assistance to charities and worthwhile causes by calling upon John and his team’s considerable experience in business, fundraising, event organisation and project management.

Sponsorships and grants are available for amounts from £500 to £5,000, for large or small and one-off or long-term projects, depending on merit and an application process.

All donations made to the foundation go in full to the selected worthy cause. Those who kindly donate are fully consulted as to how their donation will be used.

The foundation strongly advocates good governance and transparency and does not incur any administration costs other than a few small bank charges.

Trustees and board members:

John Casson MBE, chairman and trustee

Jenny Casson, trustee

Christopher Pate, trustee

Alice Edmonds, trustee

Michael Alden, trustee


Michael Alden, partner and solicitor, Ashfords


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