About Us

Our vision

A society in which every young person can thrive.

Our mission

We work in partnership to help young people overcome barriers, improve their lives and build a fairer society.

Our history

The Berkeley Foundation has come a long way since 2011. See some of biggest milestones and achievements below.

February 2021

LOCKSMITH BECOMES AN AMBASSADOR FOR THE STREET ELITE PROGRAMME

Locksmith becomes an ambassador for the Street Elite Programme

November 2020

WE FUND A NEW REPORT ON SOLUTIONS FOR HOMELESS YOUNG PEOPLE IN LONDON


We fund a new report on solutions for homeless young people in London

September 2020

AWARDED £300K IN EMERGENCY COVID-19 FUNDING TO OUR PARTNERS


Awarded £300k in emergency COVID-19 funding to our partners

May 2020

THE FOUNDATION WINS FOUR TROPHIES AT THE BUSINESS CHARITY AWARDS


The Foundation wins four trophies at The Business Charity Awards

March 2020

FIVE NEW PARTNERS WILL WORK WITH CHILDREN AT RISK OF SCHOOL EXCLUSION


Five new partners will work will children at risk of school exclusion

October 2019

WE ANNOUNCE A NEW FOUR-YEAR £800,000 PARTNERSHIP WITH LORD'S TAVERNERS

We announce a new four-year £8000,000 partnership with Lord's Taverners

June 2019

FRANK BRUNO MBE VISITS THE STREET ELITE TOWER HAMLETS FESTIVAL


Frank Bruno MBE Visits the Street Elite Tower Hamlets Festival

April 2019

THE FIRST BERKELEY FOUNDATION AWARDS TAKE PLACE


The first Berkeley Foundation Awards take place

March 2019

WE COMMIT MORE THAN £345K TO COMBAT YOUTH HOMELESSNESS


We commit more than £345K to combat youth homelessness

December 2018

65% OF BERKELEY STAFF ARE INVOLVED IN OUR WORK - MORE THAN EVER BEFORE


65% of Berkeley staff are involved in our work - more than ever before

June 2018

OUR SECOND FUNDING PROGRAMME IS LAUNCHED


Our second funding programme is launched

May 2018

WE ESTABLISH A CAPACITY BUILDING FUND


We establish a capacity building fund

January 2018

WE COMMIT £279,000 TO OUR FIRST FUNDING PROGRAMME


We commit £279,000to our first funding programme

December 2017

OUR WORK HAS REACHED 10,000 PEOPLE, AND WE HAVE COMMITTED OVER £10M


Our work has reached 10,000 people, and we have committed over £10m

May 2017

EIGHTH STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP LAUNCHED WITH IMPERIAL COLLEGE


Eighth strategic partnership launched with Imperial College

May 2017

BERKELEY FOUNDATION WINS BEST CORPORATE FOUNDATION


Berkeley Foundation wins Best Corporate Foundation

January 2017

STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS LAUNCHED WITH MYBNK & THE PRINCE'S TRUST


Strategic partnerships launched with MyBnk & The Prince's Trust

December 2016

THREE YEAR PARTNERSHIP WITH CRISIS RENEWED FOR A FURTHER THREE YEARS


Three year partnership with Crisis renewed for a further three years

November 2016

THREE YEAR PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CHANGE FOUNDATION RENEWED


Three year partnership with The Change Foundation renewed

May 2016

BERKELEY FOUNDATION WINS THE COMMITMENT TO THE LOCAL COMMUNITY AWARD


Berkeley Foundation wins The Commitment to the Local Community Award

April 2016

BERKELEY FOUNDATION WINS CHARITY PARTNERSHIP AWARD


Berkeley Foundation wins Charity Partnership Award

September 2015

JOB CREATION PROGRAMME HELPS 450 PEOPLE IN WORK


Job creation programme helps 450 people in work

August 2015

100 BERKELEY STAFF RAISE OVER £74,000 IN RIDE LONDON


100 Berkeley staff raise over £74,000 in Ride London

June 2015

IAN WRIGHT ATTENDS STREET ELITE FESTIVAL


Ian Wright attends Street Elite Festival

May 2015

BERKELEY FOUNDATION SHORTLISTED FOR BUSINESS CHARITY AWARDS


Berkeley Foundation shortlisted for business charity awards

December 2014

SOUTH QUAY PLAZA HOSTED CRISIS AT CHRISTMAS


South Quay Plaza hosted CRISIS at Christmas

June 2014

JOB CREATION PROGRAMME HELPS 250 UNEMPLOYED PEOPLE IN WORK

Job creation programme helps 250 unemployed people in work

April 2014

£1 MILLION RAISED BY BERKELEY STAFF


£1 million raised by Berkeley staff

February 2014

FIRST 100 PEOPLE INTO WORK THROUGH THE JOB CREATION PROGRAMME


First 100 people into work through the job creation programme

July 2013

THE FOUNDATION'S JOB CREATION PROGRAMME LAUNCHED


The Foundation's job creation programme launched

June 2013

REGISTERED AS AN INDEPENDENT CHARITY


Registered as an independent charity

June 2013

GALA BALL 2013


Gala Ball 2013

March 2013

DEBATE LAUNCHED ON RETHINKING HOMELESSNESS


Debate launched on rethinking homelessness

July 2012

TEN DESIGNATED CHARITIES WERE ESTABLISHED


Ten designated charities were established

April 2012

17 STAFF MEMBERS RAISED £34,000 BY COMPETING IN THE LONDON MARATHON


17 staff members raised £34,000 by competing in the London Marathon

April 2012

15 PERCENT OF ALL BERKELEY STAFF SIGNED UP TO THE GIVE AS YOU EARN SCHEME


15 Percent of all Berkeley Staff signed up to the Give As You Earn Scheme

March 2012

150 BERKELEY STAFF TOOK PART IN VERTICAL RUSH


150 Berkeley staff took part in Vertical Rush

October 2011

OUR FIRST MAJOR GRANTS ARE DELIVERED


Our first major grants are delivered

August 2011

24 YOUNG PEOPLE START ON STREET ELITE


24 young people start on Street Elite

June 2011

FIRST TWO PARTNERSHIPS LAUNCHED

First Two Partnerships launched

March 2011

THE BERKELEY FOUNDATION WAS ESTABLISHED

The Berkeley Foundation was established

Our people

Berkeley Foundation - About Us - Our People

We are run by a small team of staff and a board of trustees.
They receive fantastic support from a group of volunteer Foundation Champions who work for the Berkeley Group.

Meet the team

Testimonials

"Above all, we want to have the deepest possible impact on our local communities. We work hard to understand and measure the impact of our work, and we're constantly learning about how best to approach these highly complex social issues."

Rob Perrins, Chairman of Berkeley Foundation

How we're funded

The Berkeley Foundation receives funding from two main sources. The Berkeley Group provides 'core funding', pays all of our overheads and covers the cost of specific fundraising events. Berkeley staff do a fantastic job of raising money through fundraising events and Give As You Earn, and the Berkeley Group matches everything they raise, pound for pound. Finally, we occasionally receive external donations.

Berkeley Foundation - About Us - How We're Funded

Core documents

Transparency is important to us.
You can find our audited accounts here, and access our Annual Reviews as well as our 2018-2021 Foundation strategy below.
For a snapshot of the Foundation's work in 2020 please visit our annual review microsite.

Berkeley Foundation Annual Review 2020

Berkeley Foundation Annual Review 2020

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Berkeley Foundation Annual Review 2019

Berkeley Foundation Annual Review 2019

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Berkeley Foundation Strategic Plan 2018 -2021

Berkeley Foundation Strategic Plan 2018-2021

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Berkeley Foundation Annual Review 2018

Berkeley Foundation Annual Review 2018

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Berkeley Foundation Annual Review 2017

Berkeley Foundation Annual Review 2017

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Berkeley Foundation Strategy 2017

Berkeley Foundation Strategy 2017

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Berkeley Foundation Annual Review 2016

Berkeley Foundation Annual Review 2016

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Berkeley Foundation Annual Review 2015

Berkeley Foundation Annual Review 2015

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Berkeley Foundation Annual Review 2014

Berkeley Foundation Annual Review 2014

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Research and publications

We want to share the learning from our partnerships.

We regularly publish reports and research on our four themes. You can explore some of these below

Improving Youth Mental Health

Improving Youth Mental Health

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Together Alliance Housing Soloutions

Housing Solutions For Young People Experiencing Homeless In London

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SROI Report - Street Elite, Dec 2019

Social Return On Investment Analysis & Report

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The Money House

Preparing Young People To Live Independently Report

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Talented Young People

An Employer's Guide To Supporting Talented Young People Facing Barriers into Work

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Creativity Works

Tackling Youth Unemployment Through The Arts: Evaluation Summary

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Street Elite

Engaging Hard To Reach Young People Through Sport

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Rethinking Homlessness

Rethinking Homelessness

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