The Foundation is an independent charity established by the British Judo Council (BJC).
Its purpose is to promote community participation in judo throughout the United Kingdom.
At the end of 2010, the Foundation was established as a company and, early in 2011, registered as a charity. Following the appointment of Trustees and a Patron, the Foundation was formally launched at a reception in London in September 2011.
The Foundation received an initial loan of £1,000 from the British Judo Council to aid its establishment, and various early fundraising events have already been held. †As a result of these events, some grants have already been made. Further information is on the†grants†pages.
The Foundation’s strategic priorities are to:
- Promote community participation in judo through the provision of improved facilities available to grass-rootsjJudo clubs and amateur judo participants
- Provide facilities in the interest of social welfare to improve the condition of the life of those participating.
- Promote and provide training to coaches, officials and volunteers, school programmes, amateur events and competitions, workshops and holiday courses.
- Provide financial assistance to economically disadvantaged individuals to enable their participation in the sport of judo
Current priorities are†to:
- Investigate the potential of funding from a range of organizations, sporting bodies, commercial partners, grant making charities and individuals in the form of grants and/or bequests; prepare, and initiate, a fund raising strategy
- Promote the Foundation through the various organs of the BJC and wider media.
- Seek the recruitment of additional Trustees who can complement and promote the aims and objectives of the Foundation.
The British Judo Council†is an organization that has been promoting judo in the UK since 1958. Further information about the BJC can be†found†here.