About the Gatsby foundation

Gatsby is a foundation set up by David Sainsbury to realise his charitable objectives.

In 1967 David Sainsbury set up the Gatsby Charitable Foundation and agreed its first grant – £50 to the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.

David Sainsbury (now Lord Sainsbury of Turville) has since given Gatsby more than £1 billion to distribute to charitable causes.

Gatsby works in areas that David Sainsbury and the Trustees are particularly passionate about and where they believe charitable funding can make a real difference.

Gatsby are supporting projects and ideas that aim to provide a steady stream of new technicians into the labour market, and open up technician occupations to all young people as they progress through the education system.

Gatsby believe that a robust set of professional registers for technicians will help to give technician occupations the status they deserve. Visit the Professional Registration for Technicians programme page for full details on this important area of our work.

If you would like more information about our work supporting technicians, email technicians@gatsby.org.uk.