Nick Maughan Foundation
The Nick Maughan Foundation (NMF) was established at the start of the pandemic in 2020 to further a range of philanthropic initiatives in education, the environment and civic support schemes for disenfranchised communities.
Founded by the British impact investor and philanthropist Nick Maughan, NMF has three clear priorities across its three core pillars of education, community and environment:
To narrow the educational attainment gap that has been gravely exacerbation by the pandemic and provide disadvantaged young people with opportunities through which to get back on their feet,
to combat the social problems of homelessness and knife crime in the UK, and
to mitigate the effects of climate change by supporting progressive conservation and carbon sequestration schemes around the globe.
Its flagship project is BoxWise, a nationwide non-profit social enterprise that helps young people build confidence, improve their health and wellbeing and maximise all opportunities available to them.
Nick founded the first BoxWise centre in south London with Rick Ogden and the programme has since rolled out at 42 venues across the U.K, including in partnership with leading youth homeless charity Centrepoint, to which NMF is also a donor. BoxWise has most recently expanded into South Africa, Egypt and Uganda, Tanzania and Brazil.