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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SolarAid launches new pilot to find sustainable model for deploying solar lights in Africa

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

Dr. Ewan Kirk on Jazz FM – “What you want to do is donate to create something self-sustaining.”

This month our co-founder, Dr Ewan Kirk, was interviewed on Jazz FM’s Jazz Shapers programme, a joint venture between the radio station and London law firm, Mishcon de Reya.

SolarAid launches new pilot to find sustainable model for deploying solar lights in Africa

SolarAid is launching lighting systems in 500 homes in Kasakula, Malawi this month as part of its ‘Light a Village’ pilot, in an attempt to find a method to end energy poverty in all of super-rural Africa.