developing future talent
The Ldny Foundation was set up to encourage young people in London and New york
to develop their talents to reach their potential.
The Ldny Foundation is a registered UK charity. Charity number: 1158140
The Ldny Foundation will support young people from lower income communities in the UK, US and developing world gain entry into the creative industries and fulfill their potential whatever their background by providing: educational scholarships, SME grants and supporting a range of innovative and effective projects. Our aspiration is that over time this foundation will become a major force in harnessing and linking the raw creative talent of the “underprivileged”.
We have formed partnerships with Parsons in New York and London College of Fashion and will also endeavor to offer educational grants and scholarships to support young people from developing countries enter these two leading creative educational institutions in London and New York.
THE OBJECTIVES of the Foundation are for the public benefit to further such exclusively charitable purposes as the Trustees may in their discretion from time to time determine, including (but not limited to):
Promoting the education of young people aged in such ways as the charity trustees think fit, including (but not limited to):
Maintenance allowances or grants and other funding tenable at any university, college or institution of higher
or further education and non-institutions, including apprenticeships and work experience.
Supporting their education by providing practical and other support, or to prepare them for entry to a sustainable occupation in the creative industries.
Assisting young people in social and economic hardship through the provision of assistance (including financial assistance), encouragement and opportunities in establishing new businesses or engaging in the creative profession
The Ldny Foundation provides two forms of grants: educational scholarships and business training programms.
We will also provide small business bursaries for upcoming creative entrepreneurs.
To provide a pathway into the creative industries (with an initial focus on fashion) for young people from low income communities both from the UK, US and developing world.
Educational Scholarships Criteria
- Social housing or supported housing
- Total Household income less than 30K annual income.
- International students will need NGO referral’s we will work with the non profits to select viable applicants in the territories they work in.
The Ldny Foundation’s head offices are based in the London Borough of Tottenham. We have unfortunately already seen the high cost of economic inactivity and lack of opportunity which manifested in the civil disturbances which have taken place in Tottenham
Producing a rich mix of experiences, expertise and knowledge from people within Tottenham and further afield. We aim to produce a facility that will serve the community as well as the city. We are pleased to have support from the local MP the Rt Hon David Lammy.
RT HON DAVID LAMMY
MP FOR TOTTENHAM
"The profound problem Britain faces in the 21st Century is a workless core. It’s right that some of the debate about the riots concentrates on character, concentrates on what we are seeing at the bottom end of society, which is a sustained generation of worklessness. The repercussions for a society of sustained unemployment among young people is horrific.
For every person on camera throwing stones there will be 1,000 others off camera rebuilding what has been destroyed. This is the Tottenham I was born in, the Tottenham I grew up in and that I live in. Which is why I am proud to support the LDNY Foundation, their innovative approach to poverty alleviation and developing new talent are the sorts of solutions we need locally in Tottenham and nationally in Britain "
Our manufacturing partner Fashion Enter is a not for profit, social enterprise, which strives to be a centre of
excellence for sampling, grading, production and for learning and development of skills within the fashion and
textiles industry. Click on logs below to find out more
The Ldny Foundation is lead by a team of talented individuals who are very passionate about what they do.