The Share Foundation: building an inheritance for young people in care

Fund-raising for Sharefound

Their inheritance relies on your generosity. If you have made provision for your own children and/or grandchildren, please contribute now for those not so fortunate

The Share Foundation operates the Junior ISA scheme for children and young people in care (known as 'Looked After') on behalf of the Department for Education. We're responsible for:
  1. Opening their accounts with an initial Government contribution of £200;
  2. Ensuring that their accounts are properly operated and invested appropriately with a range of Junior ISA providers;
  3. Raising additional voluntary contributions by donation or fund-raising to build the value of their accounts (Contribute Now online, or click to print a donation form), or by money transferred by carers or local authorities to individual accounts (click to print a money transfer form); and
  4. Providing financial education to help ensure responsible use of the funds when the Junior ISAs mature at age 18.
The relationship between The Share Foundation and those involved is shown below, and our website is designed to provide easy access for each audience. Central co-ordination of the Junior ISA scheme means that we can reduce the administrative workload to a minimum and do our best to build up the value of funds held for young people in care.

Chris Read, Natanje Holt and Luisa Partridge – all directors of Portsmouth-based technology company Dunstan Thomas - braved the vast lava fields and glacial wastes of the Southern Highlands of Iceland in a gruelling five-day trek, as part of a series of fund-raising initiatives by the company for Sharefound in support of Portsmouth’s young people in care.