The Grimshaw Foundation is a registered charity. It receives no public funding and relies on the financial support of like-minded built environment. art and design organisations and individuals to deliver the workshops, talks and resources that benefit young people (aged 11-15) from diverse, underrepresented backgrounds.

Since 2021 we have worked with over 200 students, eight schools and 14 teachers, all with the support of over 50 volunteers. However, with the right advocates, sponsorship, and collaborators, we know we can do so much more.


Our workshops, talks and resources, delivered through outreach with school and communities, needs funding to supply materials, organise extracurricular activities, engage volunteers, and deliver access- free programmes and events. Alongside our programme of engagement the Foundation also provides an open digital platform of resources including interviews with artists, educational videos and lectures which students and schools can access.

How your sponsorship can make a difference:

  • One day creative hands-on workshop (with up to 30 students) supported by our network of volunteers (circa £500)

  • 12-week (one term) programme for one class (4 workshops, 2 model making session, studio visit and building study (on site) (circa £2000)

  • Year-long online access-free programme, including worksheets, films, digital tools and programmes for schools and students (circa: £5000)

If you would like to find out more and offer sponsorship support, please contact:

“Meeting people working in the industry and who work in different ways and environments creates a new platform of learning for our students. These opportunities are key to their understanding of what they could achieve in their futures and opens them up to thinking about new careers.”



Our network of collaborators – working with the Foundation to deliver programmes and outcomes or providing specific expertise and engagement – are essential to the long-term ambitions of the Foundation. We want to create a community of organisations and people who can leave a lasting impact on young people: helping build our future generation of creative thinkers. The Foundation has already successfully worked with professionals such as Sarah Wigglesworth Architects, Scale Rule.

If you are a company, community organisation or individual who wants the opportunity to widen your impact, influence or engagement through the Foundation please get contact:

“I have been part of the Grimshaw Family for four years – we have produced over sixty poems together - and even made a film at the Eden Project exploring architecture and mental health. I’m keen to explore this connection with young people, and to look at how sculpture and architecture in their local area can inspire their own creativity.”



Without our volunteers the Foundation work cannot be delivered. In the past two years we have worked with companies, education institutions and individuals who have contributed their time and expertise to our programme of workshops, talks and other activities. From committing to just a few hours or to a year- long programme, we are keen to extend our volunteer network and reach more schools and young people directly.

If you would like to work with the Foundation and find out how you can become an advocate and volunteer please:

Register your interest here