We appreciate the unprecedented times that we are in and recognise the challenges we face over the coming months because of COVID-19. We understand that many organisations may struggle to deliver services under the agreed grants conditions.

As a funder we are committed to supporting organisations we have agreed to fund this year by adjusting our reporting guidelines and other terms of our grants. In response to the COVID-19 situation we have had to review our funding programme and as a result our grant programmes have been suspended for new projects while we review the needs of our current activities.

The Sofronie Board will review this position at the end of December 2020.

Please come back to us then for an update.

Sofronie Foundation

Stepping in for young people that need a step up

Sofronie Foundation was established in 2008 with the aim of making a difference to young people’s lives and has historically funded projects all over the world.

In recent times, the Foundation has centred more focus on tackling disadvantage and improving social mobility closer to home and funds educational initiatives and aspirational programmes in France, the Netherlands and the UK.

Sofronie's main goal is to help young people by offering them the opportunities with which they can improve their employment chances – benefitting both their own lives and the lives of their future families.

By addressing the issues that hold young people back from accessing opportunities, Sofronie Foundation hopes to provide a stepping-stone to future employment and life success.

School Children

Funding to increase access to higher education

We fund a number of educational programmes for young people that raise aspirations, build confidence and develop skills in preparation for university.

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Work placement

Funding to increase access to vocational training

We fund initiatives that provide young people with practical skills or offer opportunities of work experience in preparation for future employment.

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