EDUCATION, SPORTS, ART, COMMUNITY

The foundation's firm belief is that every child and young person has passions and talents. The foundation aims to help them discover their strengths by offering them a wide range of world class educational opportunities.

Who We Are

The Foundation's firm belief is that every child and young person has passions and talents. The foundation aims to help them discover their strengths by offering them a wide range of world class educational opportunities. We establish educational initiatives and support organisations to inspire young people to achieve the best that they can and encourage them to embrace new opportunities made available to them.

Broadening Horizons.

Foundation Projects

Our primary interests are in the arts, community, education, music and sport and enabling disadvantaged people to participate fully in society. To date the David Ross Foundation has given approximately £20m to charitable causes.

The Foundation

Education

The David Ross Foundation is the sponsor of the David Ross Education Trust. The David Ross Education Trust is developing a network of unique and diverse schools and academies. There are currently 33 within the Trust group.

Sport

Key priorities are to increase the number of students participating in quality sport, to encourage and deliver quality sports competition opportunities and to provide pathways and support for talented individuals to participate and succeed in elite sport.

Arts

The David Ross Foundation is a passionate supporter of projects that work towards providing greater access to the arts. The Foundation supports a number of organisations and schemes across a range of artistic fields, from music to theatre and the visual arts and is the major sponsor of Nevill Holt Opera.

Heritage

Though a national charity, many of the Foundation’s activities are concentrated on the areas that David cares deeply about; areas where he is from and now lives. That is why every decision made and project supported must have a lasting impact and make a real difference to the communities that they serve.

News

National Portrait Gallery

NPG Director Nicholas Cullinan with newly appointed Chair David Ross DRF is delighted to announce that David Ross has become the new Chair of the Board of Trustees at the National Portrait Gallery. Dr Nicholas Cullinan said : “ David’s passion and commitment to the arts and keen interest in education and inspiring the young will prove invaluable as we embark on our ambitious plans to reach out to new audiences across the UK.” DRF supports a number of organisations and projects across a range of artistic fields and is an ardent supporter of providing greater access to the arts for all.

TEL – North Yorks Moors Project

This Exploited Land of Iron tells the fascinating story of this trailblazing period of industrial growth and exploitation. The project will conserve and protect some of the most iconic structures and landscapes that remain, help nurture the wildlife that has reclaimed these spaces, and ensure this important part of our history is not forgotten.



LAMDA

The David Ross Foundation has sponsored a studio at the LAMDA building in London – a new centre for world-leading drama training. LAMDA deals in excellence, talent , passion and imagination and their schools programme is delighted to be working with The David Ross Education Trust helping students to explore the arts.





TEL – North Yorks Moors Project

This Exploited Land of Iron tells the fascinating story of this trailblazing period of industrial growth and exploitation. The project will conserve and protect some of the most iconic structures and landscapes that remain, help nurture the wildlife that has reclaimed these spaces, and ensure this important part of our history is not forgotten.

DAVID ROSS SPORTS VILLAGE

Official Opening of the David Ross Sports Village at Nottingham University – this brand new facility offers an inspirational and accessible sports provision for all.

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171 Inspirational Miles

171 miles for The David Ross Foundation.

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Lincoln Cathedral

The David Ross Foundation is delighted to have approved a grant towards the Lincoln Cathedral Connected Project as part of a £16 million investment plan which will see work on the Cathedral’s visitor facilities, public spaces and conservation, to be completed by 2021.

Cure3 Art Exhibition for Parkinsons

Cure3 is a new art project devised by Artwise in partnership with Bonhams and The David Ross Foundation to raise awareness and funds for the charity, The Cure Parkinson’s Trust. CPT funds research into ways to slow, stop and ultimately reverse Parkinson’s, a degenerative disease which currently affects more than 10 million people worldwide. Watch the full film click here

Team

David Ross

CHAIRMAN

Continuing his family's long-standing commitment to the wider community, David Ross is a passionate philanthropist, dedicated to developing opportunities for young people.

Joanne Hoareau

Operations

Joanne manages the day to day operations of the Foundation and the relationships with the Foundation’s partners. She enjoys working with organisations who are committed to making a positive impact to help society and bring about positive and inspiring change.

Nick Teagle

Finance

Nick trained as a Chartered Accountant working with private clients and families with small grant making charities. Since joining the David Ross Foundation as Secretary to the Trustees in 2010, he has managed the administration, compliance, day to day finances and the accounting function for the Foundation.

contact us

If you would like to contact us about any of our projects or to apply for funding then please contact us at:
All applications are considered by The Board of Trustees.
In assessing applications we are looking for:
An outline of your project – it’s purpose and activities Financials – total budget, fundraising strategy and the level of funding you are seeking from DRF Who will benefit? Community support Sustainability and legacy of your project

For any and all press enquiries, please contact Simon Brewer on:

simon@avpmarketing.co.uk
07798 527702


David Ross Foundation, 10 St James’s Place, London, SW1A 1NP
joanne@davidrossfoundation.com
0207 534 1551

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