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Established in 1739 Coram is named after Thomas Coram who set up the Foundling Hospital dedicated to the welfare of abandoned children in London.  Times have changed since then and Coram, which is still based at the original site of the Foundling Hospital, has developed its work to meet the modern day needs of children.  Today Coram has an impact on the lives of more than 1 million children.  They offer direct, practical help and emotional support to vulnerable children, young people, and their families.

Through its group of charities, Coram helps children and young people in a wide range of ways, from finding secure, adoptive homes, access to legal other advice and other guidance towards a safe and healthy childhood.

Funded by The Queen’s Trust, The Queen Elizabeth II Centre, a national centre for excellence for children, will open in Autumn 2018.

We have also supported Coram with funding for the HALO programme, which provides opportunities for young people to help other young people by enabling them to access and to build capacity for help, advice and opportunity in legal areas of work.


We are delighted to be working with Coram on this project. The young people who take part will help each other now; their work, we hope, will help other young people going through the adoption process in the future

Nicola Brentnall, Director, The Queen's Trust

Other Charities


Supporting new Youth Zones to provide young peole with somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to



Supporting IntoUniversity to open new centres across England


WE (Free The Children UK)

Our funding has helped to expand the WE School Programme in the UK


Duke Of Edinburgh’s Award

To support its work in the North East of England.