The Louis Ross Foundation has been established to lend a helping hand to young people in difficulties and to remember and reflect Louis’ compassion and kindness and his ability to unite people through friendship.
The Foundation is broad in its aims but will specifically focus on helping young people by providing grants to:
- Charities supporting young people or young people in Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire who provide regular or on-going caring support to a family member who is either physically or mentally ill, disabled or addicted to substances, by providing the resources for respite activities and practical help
- Charities in Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire helping homeless young people who provide shelter and sustenance with the aim of helping them return to the community and enabling them to resume a normal life
- Institutions and charities in Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire providing care, respite and education facilities for autistic young people and their families
- Improve the emotional resilience and mental health of children and young people throughout Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire by informing and actively engaging with children, young people, parents and policymakers
Additionally, the Foundation will aim to advance the education of young people by making grants and awards that foster innovation and opportunity to financially disadvantaged students in full-time education.