Vision, Values, Mission


Educational opportunity for all.


We believe in the right of children and young people to education as a driver for personal development, well-being, and equality of opportunity.   

We seek to achieve our vision by providing funding and support to UK-based charities and educational establishments for educational projects in the UK and throughout the world reflecting our history and heritage, and by facilitating knowledge sharing by charities about what works well. 


Building on the heritage of Joseph Lancaster, we value effective teaching and learning, and the sharing of good practice. We are committed to inclusivity, integrity, and to valuing and respecting others in everything we do.