Futures Foundation

The Futures Foundation is a charitable foundation raising funds to support learners, past, present and future from The JCB Academy, an innovative school for learners aged 13-18 with an interest in engineering and/or business. Through donations and fundraising, the Futures Foundation will enhance the learning at the academy with leading-edge facilities, equipment and learner support.

Futures Foundation exists to help all learners at The JCB Academy to remain top of the class for engineering and business education.

The academy is already enabling learners to build bright futures for themselves, with its unique facilities, elite teaching staff and unparalleled real-world learning opportunities.

However, one of the enduring principles of both the engineering and business worlds is that nothing stands still for long, so neither can the academy or its learners.

“Without the support of The JCB Academy and the Futures Foundation, I would never have been able to attend one of the top colleges in the United States. Not only was their direct support important, but working alongside great engineers and business leaders taught me a lot about the industry and the skills that I need to succeed in the future.”
Jack Shaw – currently studying a PhD in Geology at Yale University, USA

It is vital that the academy continues to provide a high-quality, innovative and, above all, relevant education for its learners; only in that way will they retain their edge in the competitive worlds of further education and

Of course, keeping the academy’s facilities and its teaching programmes up-to-date and inspirational is vital to this aim, but that, in turn, comes at a substantial cost and it is important to keep access open and available to all, whatever their personal circumstances.

Our target is to raise £500,000 to secure critical new technology and equipment like 3D printers, laser cutters and an updated CAD suite and to establish a learner transport and support fund. We hope you will help us reach our goal.

Futures Foundation – How Can You Help?

  • Companies or Institutions can sponsor new equipment, new engineering challenges or support specialist teaching staff.
  • Individuals, including former learners and parents who have benefitted from The JCB Academy, could help others to have a transformational education experience, by making a one-off or regular donation, at any level, to help pay for:
  1. Engineering starter kit @ £13
  2. Workshop wear @ £37
  3. Uniform @ £160
  4. Laptop computer @ £500
  5. Transport to/from school @ £1,000
  6. Laser cutter @ £6,000
  7. 3D printer @ £17,000
  8. IT/CAD suite upgrade @ £22,000

Futures Foundation – How To Donate

You can post a cheque made payable to ‘Futures Foundation’:
Futures Foundation
The JCB Academy
Mill Street
ST14 5JX

BACS, Standing Order or Direct Debit
Bank: Barclays Bank
Sort code: 20-81-00
Account number: 53082598

You can donate online at uk.virginmoneygiving.com by clicking here

If you would like to restrict your donation to a specific purpose, please contact us on 01889 506100.

“Bosch Rexroth have been a partner of The JCB Academy since it opened in 2010. We were immediately impressed with the quality and enthusiasm of the teaching staff, the high standards of discipline and behaviour expected from the learners and the general culture within the academy. All of the challenge partners work closely with the academy to help enhance the learning experience of the learners, introducing them to real-life applications and helping them to understand the requirements of an engineer in the workplace. This special partnership is one of the contributory factors in the success of The JCB Academy. They are producing well rounded, well-educated and well-disciplined young people who are ready for work – exactly what industry requires.”
Jim Malin – Hydraulic Training Manager, Bosch Rexroth.