Jamie Carragher, Liverpool FC’s number 23 set up the 23 Foundation with the Community Foundation for Merseyside in 2009 and established a £1 million endowment fund to support the 23 Foundation’s long-term charitable work in September 2010, with funds raised from his testimonial match and matched government funds.
The 23 Foundation seeks to provide the youth of Merseyside with the means to make a difference in society by giving them an outlet through sport and education. It aims to fund projects that tackle the cause of youth disadvantage and provide information, education and skills to empower young people to go on to further education or employment. The fund will also support projects that improve children and young people’s health.
Additionally, the fund will support groups that are directly working to support people who are experiencing homelessness and facing real poverty.