About Us

The 1851 Trust is a specialist education and sports charity committed to harnessing the power of athletes and elite sport to change perceptions and inspire young people globally through STEM learning and climate action.

The Trust has two flagship education programmes – STEM Crew and Protect Our Future. It was founded by Sir Ben Ainslie in 2014, and we’re delighted to have the Princess of Wales as our Patron.

STEM Crew uses the real-world context and inspiration of sport and athletes to broaden horizons, open up career paths and support mental and physical wellbeing through world class STEM education. We offer a different approach for educators of students aged 11 to 16: compelling resources designed in collaboration with experts from sports, science and education.

Protect Our Future uses the inspiration of athletes and the global community of sport to empower young people with the knowledge to take climate action and drive behavioural change: enabling schools to become climate hubs. Your  can find out more at protectourfuture.org.

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