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About Us

The Morgan Foundation was created in 2001 by businessman Steve Morgan CBE, founder and Chairman of Redrow plc and Chairman of the Bridgemere Group of Companies.

Its purpose is to support charities across North Wales, Merseyside, West Cheshire and North Shropshire. Since 2001, over £235m has been committed and donated across this region. This includes 46 Smiley Buses that have been put on the road. Full financial details can be found via the link to the Charity Commission website.

Our philosophy - 'making a difference'

Our aim is to provide funding for small to medium sized organisations who are addressing specific needs in these regions. We are particularly keen to support those who have already begun to make an impact, but need a helping hand to expand their work and increase their effectiveness.

We focus our help mainly on those who work directly with children and families but we recognise that many wider issues may also affect their welfare, so we are interested in any project which contributes to the quality of life of the people in our region.

The Morgan Foundation has substantially expanded its grant programme with the intention of making even more of ‘a difference' in coming years.


  • Vincent Fairclough (Secretary)
  • Ashley Lewis
  • Jonathan Masters
  • Steve Morgan CBE (Chairman)
  • Sally Morgan
  • Rhiannon Walker OBE