The Foundation is designed to build on the success of Sir Simon’s ‘One City’ policy –
a landmark initiative that aimed to provide young people with jobs and training.
Over the past 12 months we have achieved the following initiatives for young people in Westminster:
- Continued to fund 29 students at university from low income families with Scholarships and Bursaries to students in their first year at university. We made 10 new awards helping these students to afford to live and eat so that they can study.
- Continued to support, with our partners, the development of the Sir Simon Milton Westminster University Technical College. This included the salaries of the Principal and Vice Principal and a substantial contribution towards the marketing effort to attract staff and pupils to the College. The school opened for business in Pimlico in September 2017 with 120 pupils split between the Year 10 (14 year olds) and Year 12 (6th formers) age groups.
- Continued to raise funds to help us grow programmes in support of young people in the City.