The Jack Petchey Foundation is a grant giving charity that funds programmes and projects benefitting young people aged 11-25, in London and Essex.

The aim of the charity is to support projects to enable young people to achieve their potential and contribute to society.

The major focus of the Foundation is the Achievement Award Scheme.

Since its formation in 1999, over £50 million has been distributed.

The Foundation's main achievements since its inception have been:

  • Grants totalling £50 million have been given to youth and school projects
  • The achievements of over 60,000 young people have been recognised and rewarded through the Achievement Award Scheme
  • Almost 2,000 schools and clubs currently participate in the Scheme
  • Nearly all the uniformed youth organisations in London and Essex benefit from grants
  • Sponsorship of many overseas/community projects including: Fulcrum Challenge, Rayleigh International, Groundwork East London
  • Over £4 million has been given to support "Out of School" or "Study Support" programmes in various Boroughs
  • £500,000 given to establish the "Centre for Entrepreneurship" at the University of East London
  • £1 million to support the Summer Uni programme in all London boroughs - matching the London Challenge grant
  • Supported young homeless people through the Petchey Foyer in Barking and Dagenham, due to open in 2009
  • Made a major contribution to education in Hackney through the Petchey Academy


Abberton and District Cricket Club is delighted to be associated with by the Jack Petchey Foundation. The club has been granted Bronze level status within the Achievement Award Scheme for 2009. This will enable 3 awards to be made - one in the spring term, one in summer and one in autumn/winter. Each award will be made to an individual, aged between 11 and 25, and can be nominated by either the main committee or by anyone associated with the cricket club. Any individual, within the age group, can be nominated and the nomination will reflect that person's effort, endeavour and achievement. Each award will be worth £200, which is to be spent on a project or item of the individual award winner's choice. The individual award winner will receive a framed Achievement Award certificate and an Achievement Award pin badge.
Further details of the Foundation can be found on its website Jack Petchey Foundation

If you wish to nominate any individual, please place your nomination form in the box provided in the pavilion.

Jack Petchey Award Recipients

Period Recipient
Autumn / Winter 2008/09 Tom Sawdon
Spring 2009 Chris Pettit
Summer 2009 Matt Desborough
Autmn / Winter 2009/10 Gegan Savill
Spring 2010 Alex Johnson
Summer 2010 Ali Desborough
Autumn / Winter 2010/11 Daniel White
Spring 2011 Hannah Jeffery
Summer 2011 Matthew Sullivan
Autumn / Winter 2011/12 Will House
Spring 2012 George Louch
Summer 2012 Josh Matthews
Autumn / Winter 2012/13 Scott Gilbey
Spring 2013 Cameron Wake
Summer 2013/td> Jordan Millburn
Autmn / Winter 2013/14 Nick Paddon
Spring 2014 Tom Paddon
Summer 2014 Piers Place
Autumn / Winter 2014/15 Andrew Sullivan
Spring 2015 Ewan Black
Summer 2015 Tom Williams
Autumn / Winter 2015/16 David Hawkes
Spring 2016 Connor Oldrey

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