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Fundraise for Us

We're extremely grateful for all of the support that we receive from individuals, organisations, companies and organisations.

The Matt Kendall Foundation is extremely grateful to our many supporters and their incredible fundraising efforts that have enabled the charity to provide grants to young people for over five years.

More recently, with the advent of COVID-19, we have also been happy to support our partners in the statutory sector who have given us additional funding to support extremely vulnerable young people during the crisis. We hope to build on these relationships to support our work going forward.

We know our supporters go the extra mile, they cycle through rain and blistering winds, donate money to our cause, run marathons, do bake sales and help us organise our annual Shakedown festival.

If you would like to get involved, share your skills or fundraise for us, check out the video below or get in touch! We love speaking to our supporters.

The below video shows just a few of the people that have supported the Foundation in the past. They have all helped raise money so that we can continue to help young people across Birmingham through our grants.


Honourable mentions

Neil Emery, one of most prolific fundraisers, walked over 180 miles in under a week in the summer of 2017. In 2020, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, he raised over ¬£1,500 for us by walking and cycling for over 100 days doing between 5-10km each day. That’s over 777 miles! Here’s just one of Neil’s videos.

Newell Palmer Independent Financial Advisors

A special thanks to Rob Casselden, Chartered Financial Planner at Newell Palmer Independent Financial Advisors. Rob and his company have generously given their time for free to help guide the way the Foundation manages it’s finances and financial planning. Thank you Rob!


A massive thank you to Iizuka, the wonderful company that has provided a copy of their fantastic case management software for free to the foundation. The online/cloud-based system helps our Trustees review and discuss applications easily and quickly so that successful applicants can receive their grants as quickly as possible. Thank you Iizuka!

Integrity Accountancy Services

Thank you to Integrity Accountancy Services for supporting the foundation with accountancy services free of charge.

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