The Guardian Foundation
‘A sense of duty to the reader and the community’ is one of the Scott Trust values, and this responsibility is as strongly felt today as it was when CP Scott first set it down in 1921. The Guardian Foundation, a registered charity (number 1027893), is this sense of duty in action. The Foundation’s three pillars are Education, Human Rights and the Right to Information.
The Foundation runs the Scott Trust bursary scheme. The aim of this scheme is to assist students who face financial difficulty in attaining the qualifications needed to pursue a career in media. The Foundation provides support for the bursary winners to study for prestigious MAs in applied journalism at City University, Goldsmiths College and Sheffield University. It also gives the students an opportunity to gain valuable work experience at the Guardian.
The Foundation’s overseas programme is currently focused on supporting right to information activity and building the capacity of journalists in Turkey and the Balkans.
The Foundations responsibilities also include the preservation of archive material relating to the histories of the Guardian and Observer, and a programme of educational activities and exhibitions at Kings Place (the home of the Guardian and Observer) designed to promote Scott Trust values in the broadest sense.