• How did we change lives in 2014-15?

    How did we change lives in 2014-15?

    Swan Foundation is a charity dedicated to improving people's lives. We build partnerships with businesses to invest in communities and turn aspirations into reality.

    How did we change lives in 2014-15?

  • Construction Trades School (£10,000)

    Construction Trades School (£10,000)

    We funded 14 young people, who were at risk of leaving school without qualifications, to attend weekend sessions to experience hands on what it would be like to study construction trades including CAD.

    By the end of the ten week course, 87% of a cohort of young people who were at risk of leaving education, remained in education and 12 chose to train in construction at Barking and Dagenham college.

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  • Micro-Enterprise Loan Project (£20,000)

    Micro-Enterprise Loan Project (£20,000)

    We partnered with Tower Hamlets Homes and Poplar Harca HA to create a £150,000 funding pot to finance small businesses in Tower Hamlets.

    The project will provide a business mentoring package and start up loan to successful applicants. Already three business’ have been successful in being referred for Business Mentoring through the Swan Foundation and are now exploring funding support.

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  • A Female Voice (£3,500)

    A Female Voice (£3,500)

    By bringing together successful, high profile business women and female students from Tower Hamlets College, this project enabled the women to understand the cultural barriers to education and employment faced by the young women.

    Following these discussions a one day conference was held at the Excel Centre in East London to promote the message that everyone can succeed regardless of status and background.

  • Celebrating Diversity through folklore (£5,000)

    Celebrating Diversity through folklore (£5,000)

    This project brought creative art students from Tower Hamlets College together to present folk tales that represent their culture.

    These were exhibited at the College’s end of year celebrations and a lasting legacy created in the form of an illustrated book bringing together all the stories submitted.

  • Prince’s Trust – Get into Retail and Get Into Customer Services (£10,000)

    Prince’s Trust – Get into Retail and Get Into Customer Services (£10,000)

    Working with the Prince’s Trust we enabled 24 young people from Tower Hamlets to obtain work experience in retail and customer services.

    Through experience at Whitbread’s Premier Inn and Costa Coffee outlets, they obtained valuable experience which has helped 18 young people to obtain employment or to undertake further training.

  • NASSA – Basketball Officials Training Hub (£11,000)

    NASSA – Basketball Officials Training Hub (£11,000)

    This partnership project with NASSA trained 80 young people to become basketball officials.

    Outcomes for the young people included improved self-esteem, the opportunity to earn a small income and an alternative to gang participation and anti-social behaviour.

Unlocking Potential

Benefits of working with Swan Foundation

  • Access to hard to reach communities
  • Acknowledgement of partner contribution in Swan Foundation communications
  • Influence over and input into programmes and strategy
  • Developing staff through volunteer contributions

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Changing Lives

Swan Foundation is a charity dedicated to improving people's lives. We build partnerships with businesses to invest in communities and turn aspirations into reality.

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The Swan Foundation Changes Lives...

We are a charity dedicated to improving people's lives. We build partnerships with businesses to invest in communities and turn aspirations into reality.

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Construct a Career
Havering and Barking and Dagenham young school leavers completed an out of school construction project at Barking and Dagenham College.
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Supporting Entrepreneurs in Tower Hamlets
Working with the London Small Business Centre to offer small business loans to budding business people in Tower Hamlets, boosting enterprise.
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Shoot a Hoop
NASSA took basketball to the young people of the Swan Exmouth estate, Mile End, and got a warm welcome from residents

Latest News

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The annual Swan Foundation Dinner was held last night (01/12/2016) at Greenwoods in Stock and was a resounding success!
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You can help the Swan Foundation, just by shopping, and it won’t cost you a penny!
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The Swan Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment and subsequent arrival of Jon Rodriguez as our new Fundraising and Project Manager.

Partners with Swan Foundation….

At Olive we have chosen the Swan Foundation as our charity partner for another year because we are passionate about the community projects they run. At a personal level, we are particularly interested in working with them to deliver on education, training and employment:

I had a challenging upbringing so I’m really excited about developing an apprenticeship scheme to provide employment prospects to young people who are disadvantaged, either socially or economically. In addition, we are offering continued support through our partnership and getting involved with fundraising as much as possible.”

Martin Flick, CEO of Olive

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