Leveraging philanthropy as a catalyst for change, innovation and collaboration

The Turner Kirk Trust is a family foundation that supports science, technology, engineering, mathematicsconservation and biodiversity, and early childhood development causes in the UK and developing world. 

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The Turner Kirk Trust launches brand-new global biodiversity fellowship at the Cambridge Conservation Initiative

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

Only by harnessing science, technology, engineering and mathematics research can we begin to solve many of the global challenges we face today. Advancements in technology and science have the ability to make the world a safer, more prosperous place – whether that’s through the mitigation of climate change or the use of big data. 

The Turner Kirk Trust supports international organisations and research institutions to help realise its mission, including the University of Cambridge and the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences. 

Our STEM Programmes

Conservation & Biodiversity

Conserving our biodiversity is the single biggest challenge facing the world today, and is a central issue in how we respond to climate change. A global crisis requires a global response. Only by bringing experts and stakeholders together – from global policymakers to the private sector – can we find solutions and policy changes that can be implemented on an international level. 

The Turner Kirk Trust funds fellowships and multi-disciplinary research programmes at institutions including the Cambridge Conservation Initiative and the University of Oxford.

Our Conservation Programmes

Early Childhood Development

The years from birth to age five are the most formative – both emotionally and physically – in a child’s life. Early intervention programmes in the developing world have the power to catalyse huge, far-reaching social and economic changes. 

The Turner Kirk Trust supports global charitable initiatives that focus on childhood nutrition, postnatal care and education, partnering with the UBS Optimus Foundation. 

Our ECD Programmes

Latest news

The Turner Kirk Trust funds innovative pilot to light up rural Africa

SolarAid is launching ‘Light a Village’ – a new game-changing initiative to implement a new commercial model that aims to reach 100% penetration of solar energy in a single, rural off-grid community in Malawi.

Dr. Patricia Turner — “I believe that conserving biodiversity is not a luxury but a survival imperative”

Our co-founder, Dr. Patricia Turner, gives an interview on biodiversity, philanthropy and the new Turner Fellowship Programme at the Cambridge Conservation Initiative that she is spearheading.