The Mark Evison Foundation was set up in 2009 to promote the personal, social and physical development of young people. We aim to change young people’s lives. We are interested in transformational change, selecting applicants for whom projects will make a real and lasting difference to who they are, and who have no other way of raising the money.


We offer up to £500 for ages 16-18 through our Schools Awards, and up to £5000 for ages 18-30 through our Major Awards.


Our awards give young people the opportunity to plan and carry out their own personal challenges: we support teams and individuals through physical, creative or innovative leadership projects. We give them the chance to stretch themselves outside their personal comfort zones, developing team and leadership skills, and giving a wide range of young people the chance to shine.


Watch our video of some of our School Award winners talking about their experiences here.



Read about some of the challenges undertaken by previous award winners here.


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About the Foundation

Lt Mark Evison died in 2009 from a gunshot wound while serving as a British army officer in Helmand Province, Afghanistan: he was trying to get the platoon to safety following an ambush. The Foundation was set up as a memorial to him, and his values and character are a  driving force within it.


'Do not go where the path may lead, instead go where there is no path and leave a trail'

– Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882


Charity Number 1158382