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GFG Foundation

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What is the GFG Foundation?

The GFG Foundation is a registered charity, founded by Nicola and Sanjeev Gupta and established in the UK in 2017, expanded into Australia in 2019, and more recently into Romania in July 2021 and in Czech Republic in July 2022.

The GFG Foundation seeks to inspire, empower, and enable young people in industrial communities to reach their life and employment potential.

We run bespoke student programmes in various countries


The Student Programme in the UK


The Student Programme in Romania


The Student Programme in the Australia

We run bespoke school programmes in areas where GFG Alliance has a significant presence. These programmes give students some important skills to help them towards being job-ready after school. These include STEM-based learning programmes, designed to involve students in problem-solving real-world issues that are happening in their local communities.

Throughout this, there is a strong focus on self-esteem building, so that students develop confidence in using their own voice, and expressing their points of view, so they are better able to navigate an adult world after school.


Aims of the GFG Foundation



Our aim is to close the emerging skills gap, particularly in science and engineering. We want to dispel the myths about the industry and showcase new technologies and innovations – explaining to young people that it’s not just hard hats and noise. We are committed to highlighting the fantastic opportunities for young people to be part of the transformation, and we seek to demonstrate how the industry is adopting new technologies to become greener as it strives towards net zero.

Longer term, our aim for the GFG Foundation is to continue to support young people by encouraging and informing them as to the opportunities that exist in the ever-changing and evolving industrial world.

Working with partners

We work with several partners to deliver both student programmes and a variety of scholarships.

In the UK, our main partner is the Engineering Development Trust, or EDT, who deliver the Industrial Cadet programme, which was inspired His Majesty King Charles III, when he was His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. The Foundation has worked with EDT for over 5 years and during that time, we have supported over 6,000 young people through various levels of the Industrial Cadet programme.

In Australia, we work alongside CSIRO, which is a government science agency, and The Prince’s Trust Australia, to help deliver our Student Programme. The programme launched four years ago in Whyalla and has further expanded to Newcastle and Tahmoor in New South Wales, and George Town in Tasmania.

In September 2022, the GFG Foundation in Romania, in partnership with LIBERTY Galati, launched a dual education class, run in collaboration with the Paul Dimo Vocational School in Galati. Plans are in place to expand the programme, with another dual learning class due to commence in September 2023.

More recently, in July 2022, the Foundation launched in the Czech Republic. Our student programmes are currently in development and more details will follow.

Our programmes for Romania, the Czech Republic and Poland were launched in the of summer 2022.


Other interesting facts about us:

Did you know video series

The Did you know video series provides an engaging way for students to learn about a variety of topics linked to industry, sustainability and the environment.

We wanted to create a global resource, something for students and teachers that could be used in the classroom, as a home learning resource, or a fun family activity that was available to everyone no matter where you were based in the world.

In each of the videos, we have taken a key environmental topic, for example, Steel Recycling and Carbon Capture explained this in simple terms and then demonstrated how this links to industry and the impact on sustainability.

Steel Recycling

In this episode, you will find out more about how steel is recycled and some of the fascinating end applications for our steel.

Carbon Capture

Learn about trees and peatland and how the process of carbon capture works.

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