The Rank Foundation offers financial support to a small number of boys and girls in the Sixth Forms of selected state and independent Schools who are thought to have outstanding leadership potential. Candidates for these School Leadership Awards are put forward to the Foundation by the Heads of a few chosen Schools; the Foundation makes the Awards on the evidence of this exceptional leadership potential and financial need.
It is a requirement of those holding an Award to spend two weeks working for a not-for-profit organisation, typically a Youth and Community group where the Rank Foundation has very strong links. These placements have proved to be remarkable experiences for our award holders, giving them an awareness of leadership of a very different kind to that shown in schools. Placements also provide insight into contrasting aspects of community activity, initiative and support, often in areas of deprivation.
In 2015 one of our Leadership Award Holders, Ryan Donaghue, worked on a podcast on CAPs in collaboration with Bauer Media. We invite you to listen to it as an excellent introduction to the leadership award and CAP.
Reports of other Community Activity Placements (CAP) and evidence of their impact can be found on the side panel on the left of this page.