The SHM Foundation works globally to bring about positive social change through projects in the areas of learning and citizenship, health and the arts.
The Foundation aims to provide communities and individuals with the practical tools they need to develop innovative solutions. It uses knowledge from the humanities and social sciences to understand human motivation, and draws on academic disciplines, from philosophy to anthropology, to address social challenges.
The Foundation believes in the importance of working in partnership. It uses its resources and financing to forge new alliances which, in turn, attract the resources and financing of other organisations. The Foundation uses these partnerships to empower groups of people to bring about economic and social transformation.
The SHM Foundation actively seeks partnership with those who share its aims.
The Foundation was set up in November 2008 by Professor Maurice Biriotti and Professor Henrietta Moore, who co-founded the strategy and insight consultancy SHM Productions, based in central London, in 1996.
The SHM Foundation is collaborating with a number of Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) to develop an innovative pilot project to allow PCCs to work in partnership with young people to tackle urgent priorities. Read more...
Project Khuluma aims to evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of using text messaging as a means for social networking and support among adolescents living with HIV in South Africa. Read more...
Since his appointment as the SHM Foundation's Composer in Residence, composer Stuart Hancock has worked on a brand new English song-cycle that reflects the qualities of British life today. Read more...
The LOOP was set up by the SHM Foundation in order to give learners a stronger voice in the education system. It enables learners to write reviews of their schools and colleges, and get their views listened to by institutions. Read more...
Project Patojitos (or "little kids" in spanish from Guatemala) is a four month pilot project that aims to study the impact of ICTs on health service delivery in remote and underserved areas. Read more...
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Young people have spelled out their vision for the future of policing. Leicestershire’s police and crime commissioner (PCC), Sir Clive Loader asked 25 14 to 25-year-olds to help him get an insight into young people’s views on the police. He asked them to go out into their communities and come back with ideas for reducing crime, cutting re-offending rates and improving the relationship between youngsters and the police… full story
On Wednesday 25th June, 2014 iSpace Foundation will be organizing a hackathon dubbed Hack 4 Good (H4Good). H4Good is a 12 hour hackathon with the purpose of bringing together developers,designers, health and education experts to tackle social issues that can be solved in a short period of time… full story
Project Khuluma (meaning ‘to speak’ in Zulu) run by the SHM Foundation, uses simple SMS technology and basic mobile phones among HIV-positive adolescents to create peer-to-peer support groups and medical advice during the most critical period of rapid development… full story
To be invited to take part in the Snapshot Songs project was an unexpected surprise. It seemed so far away at first, it was hard to get excited. All of the Project Jam team sat around a table and brainstormed ideas and shared our stories. This inspired us to start writing, figuring out some chords and starting work on the song structure. We discussed particular words that summed up our thoughts and feelings. The word that stuck out most was BRAVERY!… full story