The William Wates Memorial Trust

The William Wates Memorial Trust

Supporting projects that encourage young people experiencing severe disadvantage to keep away from anti-social behaviour and criminal activity, enabling them to fulfil their potential.

What is the WWMT?

The William Wates Memorial Trust exists to celebrate the life of William Wates who was tragically killed when travelling in South America.

The Trust is a grants giving registered charity set up in 1998 with a mission to help the most disadvantaged young people keep away from a life of crime and violence, and fulfil their potential. This is mainly achieved by supporting charities that engage young people through the mediums of sports, arts and education.

Who We Can Help
Watch Our Video

Who We Help

Palace for Life Foundation

Palace for Life Foundation, the official charity of Crystal Palace FC, has been working with the south London community for over 25 years and launched Breaking the Cycle in 2018 with the aim of reducing youth violence in the area.

Abram Wilson Foundation

Founded in 2012, the Abram Wilson Foundation (AWF) is inspired by the late, great Abram Wilson and the values he embodied as both a critically acclaimed, award winning musician and an inspiring educator.

  • Right Track Project

Oasis Children’s Venture – Right Track Project

Right Track Project, and its youth support and training programme – Pit Stop, is a youth-led intervention aimed at supporting disadvantaged young people aged 13+, especially those involved in or at risk of becoming involved in gang/criminal activity.

Current Applicants
Past Applicants
Eligibility Guidelines

People Who Benefit

Kid is a young man with a complicated history. He has had issues with police and prison but his willingness to engage in a positive future is inspiring and his wisdom is impressive.

Fundraising

Le Loop

The Le Loop (formerly Tour De Force) cycling event, that offers the opportunity for riders to tackle anything from 2 to all 21 stages of the Tour de France each year, it’s the Trust’s biggest fundraising event.

After a wonderful 2017, we have sold out our first tranche of places for 2018. If you want to ride with us in 2018 click ‘find out more’.

Find Out More
All Fundraising