Our mission is to transform young lives. We do this by raising money to support a wide range of fantastic projects that help disadvantaged young people to Achieve It, Beat It, Live It and Experience It.
Thanks to your support, we are able to reach directly into communities and offer help where it is needed, partnering with smaller charities and organisations to help young people. We run a number of campaigns and a busy calendar of events to help us achieve our mission.
We have a special focus on supporting young people with disabilities, supporting employability and training programmes, enhancing the experiences of life-limited children in hospice care and supporting sick children in hospital. Our projects provide training, equipment, experiences and support so that young people can reach their full potential. We focus on partnering with local organisations which often struggle to attract support.
The Foundation began life in 2000 as the Hilton in the Community Foundation. Since 2000 the Foundation has delivered a wide range of programmes, and through key partnerships and by providing funding, we invest in brighter futures for young people. In 2015 we changed our name to the DM Thomas Foundation for Young People in honour of the dedication of our founding Trustee Dame Maureen Thomas.
Thanks to unwavering help from an army of volunteers and our generous donors, the Foundation helps thousands of young people to transform their lives.