The Nick Maughan Foundation (NMF) was established at the start of the pandemic in 2020 to further a range of philanthropic initiatives in education, the environment and civic support schemes for disenfranchised communities.
Founded by the British impact investor and philanthropist Nick Maughan, NMF has three clear priorities across its three core pillars of education, environment and community.
Education | Environment | Community
The Nick Maughan Foundation is committed to narrowing the educational attainment gap by supporting children from disadvantaged backgrounds to have the same opportunities as those from more fortunate ones. The Foundation works to identify suitable opportunities to award grants and scholarships to high-achieving children from families below the median-income level, as well as providing funding for under-resourced schools.
NMF’s work extends beyond the UK and is very actively involved in funding and building schools in Uganda.
The Foundation is dedicated to supporting wildlife conservation efforts across the globe, and reversing the climatic effects brought on by the accelerated pace of fossil fuel use for power, industry and transport. By donating to organisations effective in carbon reduction, sequestration and wildlife conservation, NMF works to build a safer planet for future generations.
The Nick Maughan Foundation is dedicated to helping plug the gaps left by more than £500m worth of cuts to Britain’s national youth work budgets since 2011, which have left vulnerable young people without safe havens through which to develop their skills and talents outside the classroom. NMF targets its funding towards organisations and initiatives that promote opportunity among disadvantaged young people.
BoxWise is the flagship initiative of the Nick Maughan Foundation. Working to empower disadvantaged young people through sport, BoxWise is a non-profit social enterprise that helps vulnerable young people build confidence, improve their health and wellbeing and maximise all opportunities around them.
Delivered entirely by accredited England Boxing coaches, BoxWise’s free 10-week programme offers young people a safe and controlled environment to channel their energies, whilst also giving youngsters respite from any difficulties at home and a free hot meal at every session.