The KPMG Foundation was established with the objective of unlocking the potential of children in the UK who, for primarily social reasons, have not achieved their educational potential.
The Impact Report reveals that the Foundation has invested £10.8 million since its inception in support of 68 charitable projects.
Amongst the major projects the Foundation has supported are:
- Buttle UK – a charity supporting young people leaving care going into higher education. Buttle created a Quality Mark for universities that provide support for students leaving care
- Every Child a Reader – a highly successful programme that focuses on improving the literacy skills of the poorest performing six- and seven-year-olds
- Every Child Counts – a programme following on from Every Child a Reader aimed at improving mathematical performance amongst the lowest achieving children in primary schools
- Head Heart Hands – a programme designed to improve the outcomes of children in foster care across the UK
Simon Collins, KPMG’s UK chairman and chairman of the board of trustees of the KPMG Foundation, said:
“By intervening as early as possible and giving young people the direct support they need, we can dramatically improve their future prospects and make long-term cost savings for society. I am deeply proud of KPMG’s support for the KPMG Foundation.”
Looking ahead to the future, Jo Clunie, director of the KPMG Foundation, said:
“We are looking forward with high expectations to the next five year period. We are committed to doing our best to improve the outcomes of children in care and children in deprived families.”
The KPMG Foundation’s Impact Report is available on the Foundation website.
Media enquiries to:
Mark Hamilton, KPMG Corporate Communications 020 7694 2687
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