In 2018-19 we reached over 6,000 young people giving them regular philosophy sessions that develop their thinking, their communication and their confidence. Our sessions have been shown to impact most on disadvantaged pupils, developing their reading and higher-order thinking. 

Please read our Social Impact Report to find out more about the work we do.

We are currently living through one of the most austere times in education. Money is scarce but programmes that help children think better and more clearly are needed more than ever. As a result we are having to find new ways forward to reach out to the most disenfranchised and to continue to work with those who need it most.
Your donations help us in so many ways, and 95% of our income goes towards our charitable work. £30 pays for a term of philosophy for one child and if all the members of our website gave us £10 we could reach a further 1,300 young people every year. If all our twitter followers gave to the campaign we could triple the amount of children we reach each year.

90% of our schools have more than the average number of pupils receiving pupil premium payment and free school meals. 56% of our schools have double the national average of pupils on free school meals. We are a national charity working with schools from Jersey to the Highlands of Scotland.

Please give via Paypal Donations - 100% comes to us, no fees to you or TPF.

Or if you would like to give regular donations please contact or become a Giving Machine Giver below and it won't cost you anything to support our work.

Other ways to donate

You can support by buying our books from us or become a Giving Machine giver, where you can give for free via online shopping.

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As we are a charity, we rely on volunteers to support the work we do for all of our beneficiaries.  If you would like to volunteer with us, please let us know via our Contact Us page.  A wide variety of people volunteer with us - each person bringing something of themselves, that is different and personal to help The Philosophy Foundation flourish.  We are looking for support with things such as website maintenance, marketting, event management, general administrative support or whatever you can bring and help us to develop.

Ideally we ask for volunteers to commit to working with us for a month.  This can be on a part-time basis flexible to your other commitments.  Please don't hesitate to get in touch with us if you would like to get involved, via this link.