Charities Supported by Goodwood
Every year at Goodwood we support some exceptional charities, raising money and awareness for good causes both during our summer season and also the rest of the year.
The Goodwood Festival of Speed
As a celebration of the very best in design and automotive technology as well as being a fixture in the summer social calendar, it is fitting that the Festival of Speed supports The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust. QEST awards promising craftsmen and women of all ages with grants of up to £18,000 to help them develop their skills. Most of the projects supported by QEST involve training with a master craftsman to ensure a continuing pool of talent in the UK and to reflect the excellence of British craftsmanship epitomised by the Royal Warrant of Appointment.
Visit The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust website
The Goodwood Revival
Goodwood Revival celebrates the very best of vintage travel and design from the 1930s to 1950s, as well as showcasing Goodwood’s very own collection of classic cars and aeroplanes. This year, Goodwood Revival is proud to support the Fly Navy Heritage Trust, a Naval Charity formed in 1991 to promote the endeavour, ethos and spirit of Naval Aviation and to keep the Royal Navy’s iconic historic aircraft flying.
Visit the Fly Navy Heritage Trust website
Horse racing has been a fixture at Goodwood for more than 300 years, dating back to the Charlton Hunt, which drew the first Duke of Richmond to acquire the House in 1697.
Today, Glorious Goodwood is a quintessentially English summer celebration of horsemanship, fashion and glamour – but all of our horse racing fixtures and activities help support two very worthwhile charities: Spinal Research and Winston’s Wish.
Every day, three people in the UK and Ireland are told they will never walk again; their lives and those of their families are changed forever. Spinal Research provides hope to those 50,000 people living with paralysis as a result of a spinal cord injury, which is caused by a broken neck or back and can affect anyone regardless of age, race or sex. The charity’s focus is to find an effective treatment for spinal cord injury that improves sensation and movement for people living with paralysis, and brings us closer to a day when we finally conquer it.
Visit the Spinal Research website
Winston's Wish is the leading childhood bereavement charity and the largest provider of services to bereaved children, young people and their families in the UK. The charity helps children rebuild their lives after the death of a parent or sibling, enabling them to face the future with confidence and hope.
Visit the Winston's Wish website