Foundations

  • Est. 2007

    The David Ross Foundation

    Educational opportunities, helping children discover their strengths and fulfil their potential.

  • Est. 2007

    DRET

    The David Ross Education Trust, sponsors primary and secondary academies in the East Midlands, East of England and Yorkshire regions.

  • Est. 2011

    John Ross MBE Community Fund

    The community fund, aims to support local organisations and charities with grants

  • Est. 2013

    Nevill Holt Opera

    Education programme,run by the Opera

Charities

Honors, Awards and Grants

  • Jan 2015
    the David P.J. Ross Magna Carta Vault
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    Most recently, a £1.5 million donation has been made to the Lincoln Castle Revealed project to build a new underground vault - the David P.J. Ross Magna Carta Vault - to house Lincoln’s copy of the Magna Carta (one of only 4 copies surviving). It will offer workshops, guided tours and other cross-curricular activities for primary and secondary schools in line with the National Curriculum as well as adding to the important cultural history of Lincoln.
  • 2014
    Serpentine Sackler Gallery
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    The foundation has also supported major arts projects including the development of the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in London
  • 2015
    London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA)
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    the ongoing redevelopment of the home of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA).
  • 2015-2016
    The Nottingham University, David Ross Sports Village
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    Nottingham University, the foundation is a lead sponsor of the Nottingham Potential Programme; a programme seeking to help some of the most deprived young people in the East Midlands to reach University. The foundation has also recently donated a significant sum to the University for the development of a new sports village to be called the David Ross Sports Village. Construction started in February 2015 and should be completed by the end of June 2016.
  • 2013
    The Nevill Holt Opera
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    Through its support of the Nevill Holt Opera, which was founded by David in 2013 at his home, Nevill Holt Hall in Leicestershire, students including those from academies sponsored by DRET take part in the education programme run by the Opera. A number of students from DRET academies have also had the opportunity to perform in the children’s chorus of these world class productions.