The William Wates Memorial Trust

Supporting projects that encourage disadvantaged and vulnerable young people to keep away from anti-social behaviour and criminal activity, enabling them to fulfil their potential.

What is the WWMT?

The William Wates Memorial Trust exists to celebrate the life of William Wates who was tragically killed when travelling in South America.

The Trust is a grants giving registered charity set up in 1998 with a mission to help the most disadvantaged young people keep away from a life of crime and violence, and fulfil their potential. This is mainly achieved by supporting charities that engage young people through the mediums of sports, arts and education.

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Who We Help

  • Salaam Peace Community Engagement

Salaam Peace Community Engagement

Salaam Peace is a community organisation based in East and North London that uses sports, media and education to engage children, young people and adults.

  • Streets of Growth

Streets of Growth

Their mission is to create with young people a future where they take responsibility for their actions, have a thriving career and make positive contributions to Tower Hamlets.

  • Chain Reaction Theatre

Chain Reaction Theatre Company

New Grant from May 2014 Meeting Grant Awarded – £24,702.78 over 3 years Chain Reaction [...]

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People Who Benefit

Kid is a young man with a complicated history. He has had issues with police and prison but his willingness to engage in a positive future is inspiring and his wisdom is impressive.


The Tour de Force cycling event, that offers the opportunity for riders to tackle anything from 2 to all 21 stages of the Tour de France each year, is the Trust’s biggest fundraising event.

Tour De Force

2016 promises to be our biggest year yet – 20 years since Will died and 10 years since the inaugural Tour de Force.

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