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The Shackleton Foundation

The Shackleton Foundation

Who we are

Founded by descendants of Shackleton's 1907-9 Nimrod expedition, The Shackleton Foundation was established in 2007 to celebrate the legacy of the great man in a 21st century context. Shackleton's era of heroic explorations has passed.  However, The Shackleton Foundation believes that many challenges still exist where the rallying power and indomitable spirit of Shackleton are needed.  We believe that strong leaders can provide inspiration to those around them, and we wish to support these people.  

The Shackleton Foundation seeks to help disadvantaged and socially marginalised young people.  It does this by providing seed-funding to social entrepreneurs who exemplify the spirit of Shackleton: inspirational leaders with fresh and innovative ideas striving to make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged young people in the UK. Each grant recipient is reviewed by the Trustees to ensure their inspirational projects really will make a significant difference.  

As of September 2019, we have distributed over £450,000 in Awards to 48 recipients with an average Award of £10,000.  On average, each Leader has worked with and improved the lives of around 1,500 disadvantaged young people.

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