Who we are

AMY WAS PASSIONATE ABOUT HELPING YOUNG PEOPLE

Amy and her music touched the lives of millions, and when she tragically passed away on July 23rd 2011, aged only 27, it didn’t just break the hearts of her family and close friends – it had a huge impact all over the world.

That’s why her family felt it was important to keep her memory alive. On the 14th September of that year, they set up the Amy Winehouse Foundation – on what would have been Amy’s 28th birthday. Amy was passionate about helping young people, and fully understood the problems that many of them face.

The Amy Winehouse Foundation works to prevent the effects of drug and alcohol misuse on young people. We also aim to support, inform and inspire vulnerable and disadvantaged young people to help them reach their full potential.

THE FOUNDATION'S WORK FOCUSES ON 3 CORE AREAS:
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To inform and educate young people about the effects of drug and alcohol misuse and support those seeking help with their drug and alcohol related problems and those needing on-going support in their recovery.

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To provide support for those most vulnerable, those at high risk of misuse or disadvantaged through circumstance.

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To support personal development of disadvantaged young people through music.

In all of this, we work to remove stigma and challenge negative perceptions of young people.

Find out more about our work and the projects and initiatives we run here.