The Foundation’s stated objects are ‘to advance the development and education of children and young people under the age of 25, providing activities for the pupils of CORE Education Trust and partner schools, but not exclusively’.

For many years independent education, community and arts charities have structured similar support ventures.  This new legal vehicle will enable us to grow different and diverse partnerships, access new sources of funding, and deepen our connections globally beyond the scope of the standard curriculum.  Many of our existing projects will come within the Foundation’s remit to secure long-term sustainability. 

If you are able to support us, if you can introduce us to a relevant project partner, or if you just want to find out more do get in touch.


Our CORE values

The CORE & Co Foundation exists to drive positive societal change by bringing different communities together and providing authentic cultural experiences delivered through our four CORE values:

COLLABORATION

We promote culturally rich community and learning projects through partnerships.

OPPORTUNITY

We provide innovative experiences that broaden horizons, support social mobility, and confront inequality.

RESPECT

We progress a social justice agenda through artistic and cultural intervention and expression.

EXCELLENCE

We produce successful outcomes through high aspiration and ambition.


OUR TRUSTEES

Natasha Kaplinsky

Chair of CORE & Co Foundation

Natasha Kaplinsky OBE

Natasha Kaplinsky OBE

Chair of CORE & Co Foundation

Natasha Kaplinsky is one of the UK’s leading broadcasters having worked for Sky News, BBC and ITV.

Natasha is the patron of a number of charities and an Ambassador for Save The Children and President of Barnardo’s. In 2014 she became a member of the Prime Minister’s Holocaust Commission and in 2015 she was appointed by the Prime Minister to the board of the United Kingdom Holocaust Memorial Foundation. Natasha is the Chair of The CORE & Co Foundation.

Natasha Kaplinsky

CORE Education Trust CEO

Adrian Packer CBE

Adrian Packer CBE

CORE Education Trust CEO

Adrian was appointed Executive Principal of Park View Educational Trust (now CORE Education Trust) in 2014. He was also Principal of Park View School (now Rockwood Academy) at that time.

Prior to this, in 2012 Adrian was the founding Principal of Everton Alternative Provision Free School and 6th Form College, the first Free School set up by a Premier League football club.

From 2010, Adrian was part of the founding team of Birmingham Ormiston Academy (BOA), an arts academy partnered with The BRIT School. Adrian was a senior Artistic Director at the BRIT School for 12 years and taught some of the country’s highest profile, award-winning talent in the music, theatre, film and television industries during that time.

Adrian is currently a Member of the LIPA (Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts) Council and Director and Governor of the LIPA 6th Form.

Adrian is an independent non-executive Director of ukactive and the Chair of ukactive Kids Council.

In 2018 Adrian conceived the Echo Eternal project, a commemorative arts participation project, which brings together groups of schools with different characteristics and uses Holocaust survivor testimony to inspire community integration and empathy. In 2019, he was awarded a Points of Light Award from the Prime Minister for this work.

Ammo Talwar MBE

Ammo Talwar MBE

Ammo Talwar is the founder of Punch, a dedicated music and arts agency. He is a well recognised and respected arts champion, pioneering work with young people and artists nationally.
Ammo is Chair of UK Music’s Equality and Diversity Taskforce. He was the Chair of CORE Education Trust from September 2016 to September 2020.
In 2008, Ammo was awarded an MBE for his services to music and young people.

Trustee of CORE & Co

Antonia Harvey

Antonia Harvey

Trustee of CORE & Co

A positive, highly motivated professional, possessing extensive knowledge in all aspects of her chosen career, including the ability to manage and motivate others, to achieve and deliver objectives.

With a strong operational background at a senior level, together with 20 years’ experience within the catering and soft FM support industry. Antonia utilises these skills – and has established and maintained good working relationships, in order to act in the best interests of her Clients.

Antonia’s main speciality is within the tactical services portfolio; auditing, benchmarking and tendering soft facilities contracts. Consistently monitoring these contracts, on behalf of her Clients, Antonia has a good reputation and a good majority of her work comes from Client recommendation.

 

OUR COMPANIONS

CORE & Co Companion 2020

Baroness Tanni Grey Thompson DBE

Baroness Tanni Grey Thompson DBE

CORE & Co Companion 2020

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson is Britain’s greatest Paralympic athlete.  She competed in five Paralympic Games winning 11 gold medals, 4 silvers and 1 bronze and is acknowledged as one of the most gifted and courageous sportswomen of her generation. In addition to her outstanding Paralympic achievements, between 1992 and 2002 she won the London Wheelchair Marathon a total of six times.

Retirement has not slowed her down and Tanni has gone on to play a prominent role in public life. In 2005 she was made ‘Dame’ Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE for her services to sport, while in 2010 she was elevated to the House of Lords as a crossbench peer. With a particular focus on sport, disability, health, welfare and youth development she has made significant contributions to debates on welfare reform, assisted dying and sports governance. Amongst other positions she is a Non-Executive Director of the BBC, sits on the board of TfL, is Chair of ukactive, Chancellor of Northumbria University and President of the National Council of Voluntary Organisations. She also acts as an ambassador for UNICEF, the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation and the sport for social change movement Beyond Sport. She is also a respected authority on disability sporting issues, a key part of the BBC’s Paralympic coverage team and a regular television and radio broadcast journalist.


Our
projects

We regularly partner with collaborators in education, the arts and sport, and in media and technology to create new and inspiring projects for our children.