Below you’ll find answers to the questions we’re often asked about Mission 44’s charitable work, our grantmaking, and Sir Lewis Hamilton. If you’re unable to find what you’re looking for here, please contact us directly.
Mission 44 is a charitable foundation that supports bold organisations, leaders and ideas to reimagine the future and transform the lives of young people from underserved communities. Through grantmaking, research and advocacy, we want to disrupt the status quo and build a fairer society. Find out more about what we do on our Mission page.
We focus our efforts on reaching young people under the age of 27 who face disadvantage or discrimination, including young people from low-income backgrounds and young people of colour.
Mission 44’s income is raised through individual, corporate, philanthropic and legacy donations.
We were founded by Sir Lewis Hamilton, whose personal experiences have left him determined to build a fairer, more inclusive future in which every young person can thrive. Whilst our CEO is responsible for the leadership of our foundation, Sir Lewis regularly meets with our board, team, partners and the young people we work with, taking a keen interest in our progress, collaborative working culture and ambitions for the future.
Whether you’re an individual who shares our vision or you represent an organisation that wants to drive change, you have the power to make a difference. Visit our Get involved page for more information on how to support Mission 44.
Mission 44 funds bold organisations, leaders and ideas who share our vision for a more inclusive future. Find out more about our selection process on our Grantmaking page.
Our work is currently focused on young people from underserved communities in the UK, and we intend to expand internationally in the coming years.
We currently support young people indirectly through funding a network of brilliant organisations, particularly those led by people with lived experience of disadvantage or discrimination. However, we are open to ideas that involve us working directly with young people in the future.
We support a number of programmes aimed at inspiring young people from underserved communities towards motorsport careers. However, we do not sponsor individuals seeking to enter motorsport.
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Unfortunately we are unable to accept unsolicited applications for funding at this time.