Jamie Carragher’s 23 Foundation will be investing at least £23,000 this summer in communities as part of its continuing work. Supporting a variety of Merseyside community projects, activities will especially encourage young people to actively reach for their dreams by following their interests.
Since September 2010 a £1 million endowment fund has been established to support the 23 Foundation’s long-term charitable work. By the end of this summer the Foundation will have given out over £100,000 in charitable grants to Merseyside’s communities since 2010.
After its success last year a key summer project supported this year by the 23 Foundation is Anfield Sports and Community Centre’s summer holiday activities for local young people. Other funding support includes for Liverpool Homeless Football Club to provide sports activities and advice for Merseyside’s homeless men and women, and also for Litherland Youth and Community Centre in getting some way to raising £64,000 for two new astro turf pitches for local Sefton people which they hope will be used by around 300 people a week.
The 23 Foundation has also just recruited for its second Intern as part of its commitment to supporting local young people in their work experience and career development.
The 23 Foundation was publicly launched on 4 September 2010 at Carragher’s Testimonial which saw past Liverpool players come back for a Liverpool XI against an Everton XI at Anfield, including, Michael Owen, Jamie Redknapp, Danny Murphy, Jason McAteer, Jerzy Dudek, Stephen Warnock and Emile Heskey.
The 23 Foundation, administered by the Community Foundation for Merseyside, encourages young people in Merseyside to actively reach for their dreams by following their interests. The 23 Foundation believes that by providing a framework for achieving their goals, the Merseyside community – of which Jamie himself is very much a part of – can develop more confident, well rounded individuals.