Helping young people to aspire and older people to thrive

Our history

The Sir Simon Milton Foundation was formally established in June 2012 out of the Westminster City Council’s response to the Government’s austerity programme. When Sir Simon Milton, pioneering leader of the Council died in April 2011, the founding Trustees, Lisa Milton (Simon’s sister), Cllr Robert Davis MBE DL (Simon’s civil partner), Cllr The Lady Flight, Sir Peter Rogers and Julia Corkey decided to create a Foundation, bearing his name, with one overriding aim – to continue delivering his vision of a caring City that offers opportunity for all.

Now in existence for 5 years, the Foundation has raised well over £2 million pounds and is building on the success of Sir Simon’s vision by addressing loneliness and isolation among older people and getting young people in to work through training and education.

Our vision is for a society in which communities care, the young aspire and older people thrive.