What we do for younger people

The Foundation is designed to build on the success of Sir Simon’s ‘One City’ policy –
a landmark initiative that aimed to provide young people with education and training.

Over the past 12 months we delivered the following programmes for young people in Westminster:

  • We continue to fund seven students from low income families at university with Sir Simon Milton Scholarships and Bursaries; the latter are for students at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge, Simon Milton’s alma mater, where we are helping three students.  The awards help the students to afford to live and eat so that they can study and achieve their potential.  We have 22 Scholarship alumni now making their way in the world. 
  • We made one new Scholarship award for the 2023-2024 Academic Year to a student reading Politics and International Relations at Loughborough University.  He comes from a low income family where he is a carer for his severely autistic brother.
  • In August 2022, we established a new bursary programme with Ada, The National College for Digital Skills, which moved to Pimlico in August 2023.  From 2022, we have granted the College £20,000 every year for a period of three years to support up to 40 Sixth Form students from financially disadvantaged backgrounds with Sir Simon Milton Bursaries.
  • We are supporting the University of Westminster with Sir Simon Milton Care Leaver Bursaries.  From 2022, we have granted the University £10,000 every year for three years to support 15 care leavers in their final year of study.  This benefits five Westminster students per year with a bursary of £2,000 each.
  • In September 2023 we granted Real Action, a charity operating in the north of the City, £10,000 every year for the next three years in support of their Butterfly Education Resurrection programme, which targets education deprivation in the Mozart area of the City.
  • In these difficult times we continued with our Christmas programme of support to some of the most vulnerable in Westminster at this time of year.  We donated £10k worth of Christmas vouchers to Westminster Care Leavers and families that are in particular need during the festive season.  The vouchers were delivered for us by Council social workers.