Andy Taylor Foundation

The Andy Taylor Foundation has been created to fund programmes that help young people break down barriers within the creative industries. The Foundation aims to help ensure a wider and more diverse group of talent can access meaningful careers in media.

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Total raised so far £152,943

Gift Aid + est. £7692.50


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Andy Taylor Foundation

Opening doors to untapped potential in the creative industries

The Andy Taylor Foundation helps young people find pathways in to the creative industries and provides them with the skills, experience and networks to build long and successful careers. We are raising funds to support this work and help The Foundation grow to reach more talent and open more doors. To find out more please visit the website and get in touch if you want to talk about getting involved.

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Foot In The Door

Our first programme was delivered in 2022 in partnership with SharpFutures, ITV Studios, LADbible, Lime Pictures and Studio Lambert North. Six young people from Greater Manchester spent 12 weeks on our Foot In The Door programme and since graduating in August 2022, are now all in employment.


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Andy Taylor

The Foundation was the idea of Andy Taylor, one of the pioneers of digital media in the UK and an inspiration and mentor to many who followed in his footsteps.

Andy was a proud son of Lancashire and the North who made his way into the media via the University of Nottingham, an early career as a lawyer and then cutting-edge digital teams at Victoria Real, Channel 4 and All3Media. 

Andy then co-founded Little Dot Studios which quickly became one of the largest distributors of premium content on YouTube and producer of factual channels, which include the BAFTA award winning Real Stories.

Tragically, Andy died from a brain tumour in December 2020. Family, friends and colleagues of Andy believe there is no better tribute to his life than to enable others to access rewarding careers in an industry that he was so passionate about.

The Foundation will identify and fund high impact programmes that create career pathways and open doors to diverse talent. By supporting the Andy Taylor Foundation you will be helping to connect some of the most dynamic media organisations with talented young people, whose potential might otherwise be overlooked.

This is a long-term commitment to honour Andy’s legacy and improve social mobility into the digital media industry. Watch this space for more announcements of how you can get involved and support, alongside our friends at Crowdfunder UK.


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Andy Taylor Foundation posted an update on 2nd September 2022

Our Man U vs Arsenal winner

Congratulations to Joanne Cummings, picked at random last night to win the pair of tickets for Sunday's Man U vs Arsenal game. For those of you who weren't lucky this time, please keep an eye out for future similar prize draws. Thank you all for supporting the Andy Taylor Foundation's work creating opportunities for very talented and deserving young people. Enjoy the match Joanne!

Extra funding and programmes
Little Dot Studios donated to this cause

Little Dot Studios has provided £30,724 of match funding

Little Dot Studios is matching all donations for specified fundraisers.

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Martyn Butterworth
2nd May 2024 at 8:27am

pledged £40 + an est. £10.00 in Gift Aid

Holly Graham
26th April 2024 at 11:24am

pledged £100 + an est. £25.00 in Gift Aid

Holly Graham has also backed 1 other project

AP
23rd April 2024 at 6:43pm

pledged £50

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Jamie Munro
19th April 2024 at 10:39pm

pledged £10 + an est. £2.50 in Gift Aid

Martyn Butterworth
2nd April 2024 at 8:27am

pledged £40 + an est. £10.00 in Gift Aid

Holly Graham
26th March 2024 at 11:24am

pledged £100 + an est. £25.00 in Gift Aid

Holly Graham has also backed 1 other project

Jamie Munro
19th March 2024 at 10:39pm

pledged £10 + an est. £2.50 in Gift Aid

Martyn Butterworth
2nd March 2024 at 8:26am

pledged £40 + an est. £10.00 in Gift Aid

Holly Graham
26th February 2024 at 11:24am

pledged £100 + an est. £25.00 in Gift Aid

Holly Graham has also backed 1 other project

Jamie Munro
19th February 2024 at 10:38pm

pledged £10 + an est. £2.50 in Gift Aid

Martyn Butterworth
2nd February 2024 at 8:28am

pledged £40 + an est. £10.00 in Gift Aid

Holly Graham
26th January 2024 at 11:24am

pledged £100 + an est. £25.00 in Gift Aid

Holly Graham has also backed 1 other project

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