The JAZZ™ Apple Foundation never stops looking for new recruits and we’re delighted to reveal that our ranks were bolstered before Christmas with awards being handed out to Uplands Manor Primary and the Knowledge Schools Foundation Trust.

Uplands Manor Primary School in Smethwick, West Midlands, approached the Foundation as they wanted to encourage their pupils to be more active but were struggling to do so due to inadequate equipment. The JAZZ™ Apple Foundation was more than happy to help and has provided the school with an award to purchase some trim trail equipment for a new course for their pupils. Hopefully, this will spur on more children to get active and enjoy the outdoors.

The Knowledge Schools Foundation Trust is a fantastic charity working in inner-city London and exactly the type of organisation the JAZZ™ Apple Foundation was set up to support. The charity provides educational enrichment and extra-curricular support to children attending four local schools, many of whom come from disadvantaged backgrounds. The charity contacted the Foundation as it needed funding to help its sixth-form pupils as it wanted to create an outside area where they could exercise and keep fit. It was decided that a new outdoor table tennis table would help the students and the JAZZ™ Apple Foundation stepped in with an award to help.

We’ll be keeping you informed with how they both get on in the new year so keep your eyes peeled on our social media pages for more updates and images. And if you would like to apply for a JAZZ™ Apple Foundation award yourself or want to nominate an individual or an organisation then visit the JAZZ™ Apple Foundation website for more information and to download an application.