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EY Foundation is an independent charity supporting young people from low-income backgrounds get paid work experience, employability skills training and career guidance.

How can we help you?

If you are a young person from a low-income background or a social entrepreneur, explore our programmes.


If you are an employer, volunteer, fundraiser, school or college, or potential donor, find out how to support our work.

We've supported over
young people and social enterprises since 2014.
We've created over
volunteer opportunities since 2014.

As a young person from a deprived area, I was able to get my foot in the door to a world that would have been previously locked for me. The EY Foundation was a huge benefit to me and has helped my career more than I could have imagined.

About us

Learn more about our work, our mission, vision and values.

Latest news

Careers Unlocked: the podcast helping you navigate the working world

We’re excited to announce the launch of our podcast, where we’ll be answering key questions about the world of work.

20 Jan 2023

The life changing experience of trekking the Sahara

Earlier this year 37 intrepid trekkers completed a demanding 177km expedition across the Sahara! Find out more about the stories behind their participation, the personal impact of the trek, and their advice to others considering supporting the EY Foundation.

16 Dec 2022

Opportunity in the metaverse

At home or at work, we’ve come to expect constant technological change. So, when the latest innovation comes along, we’re hard to impress. It’s become second nature to dismiss a new device or app heralded as the ‘next big thing’.

19 Oct 2022