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We are proud to share that Future Foundations have been selected as a winner of the Department for Education Character Awards 2015


Nicky Morgan MP

Education Secretary

Investing in character education “is vital for preparing young people for life in modern Britain”, Education Secretary Nicky Morgan MP has said today (25 February 2015), as she announces the 27 schools and organisations receiving £15,000 each in recognition of their work to promote traits such as grit and resilience in pupils.


Jon Harper

Chief Executive Officer, Future Foundations

Jon Harper, CEO, Future Foundations says; “We are so proud to receive this award in recognition of the programmes we do to inspire young people to achieve their full potential.  We believe character traits can be developed and that through exposure to programmes that take young people out of their comfort zone and challenge them to take personal responsibility for their future and explore who they are and how they can make a contribution this can make a tangible impact on young peoples futures.”

  • The awards are designed by the Department for Education to highlight the most effective ways of ensuring pupils leave school ready for life in modern Britain;
  • Today’s winners were chosen by a panel of experts;
  • The winners were selected on the basis of evidence that their work has improved pupils’ future outcomes from exam results to behaviour, attendance or job prospects.

Future Foundations attended the awards ceremony at Lancaster House on 16th March 2015

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our staff and volunteers who have worked on our programmes over the last 10 years. We believe our incredible staff are what distinguishes our programmes and this award is recognition for every member of staff who have helped us to deliver our programmes.

Jon Harper, CEO Future Foundations

We will announce further details of the projects we submitted to win the award and about the awards ceremony in due course, so watch this space.

For more information about the Character Awards and the Department for Education