The Foundation Fund Projects

To achieve the Foundation Fund’s vision of narrowing the attainment gap for Key Stage 2 children living in Bath and North East Somerset, St John’s Foundation is funding programmes that directly support children and their families. We do this through the:

Working with seven primary schools that have 40% of the most disadvantaged primary school children in Bath and North East Somerset. Working with six delivery partners within each school to provide pupils with additional support with foundational reading, writing, oracy, and mathematics, as well as behavioural and emotional support.

The Primary Empowerment schools are:

  • Castle Primary School, Keynsham
  • Roundhill Primary School, Southdown, Bath
  • St Keyna Primary School, Keynsham
  • St Martin’s Garden Primary School, Odd Down, Bath
  • St Mary’s School, Writhlington
  • St Michael’s Junior Church School, Twerton, Bath
  • Twerton Infants School, Twerton, Bath

Working alongside HCRG Care Group and BaNES Council, the Language for Life project focuses on supporting pre-school children to reach their age-related expectations in communication and language development, prior to transitioning into primary school settings in Bath and Keynsham.

Language for Life offers a refreshed, area-specific early years approach to speech and language development. With the support of a lead Speech and Language Therapist, Early Years practitioners are offered the opportunity to adopt the Wellcomm communications and language toolkit. An evidence-based assessment and intervention programme designed for use by Early Years practitioners, with no additional specialist skills required.

Working with a network of emergency food providers who supply free and low-cost food to families, along with support to break the cycle of need for emergency food and eradicating the need for food banks.

Brings together NHS midwives, HCRG Care health visitors, BaNES children’s centres and several local charities to support new mothers experiencing mild-to-moderate mental health needs, through a range of one-to-one and group-based interventions.

Providing funding support to individuals and families in Bath and North East Somerset who are struggling financially. Find out more.