Founder of the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation
UK Local Website
Stelios Foundation UK Headquarters
34 Thurloe Square, South Kensington, London, SW7 2SR
THE STELIOS PHILANTHROPIC FOUNDATION
was set up by Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou (stelios.org):
The Stelios Philanthropic Foundation’s mission is to support a diverse range of charitable activities, primarily in places where the founder has lived and worked – the UK, Greece, Cyprus and Monaco.
This is the website for the UK activities of the Foundation. www.stelios-uk.foundation
Stelios, born in Athens, Greece, is a dual citizen of the UK and Cyprus. Stelios’ parents were born in Cyprus when the island was a British colony.
Stelios was educated in the UK at the London School of Economics (1987) and City University (1988) and started his best known business easyJet.com at Luton Airport, north of London, UK in 1995.
The easy family of brands managed by easyGroup which is Stelios’ private investment company is now headquartered at 10 Ansdell Street, Kensington, London easy.com.
Stelios has also created his own philanthropic foundation in the UK (UK Charity No 1441206 & Company No 07567138). It is headquartered at 34 Thurloe Square, South Kensington SW7 2SR. This grade 2 listed building at this prestigious address is available to other UK charities to host their own charitable events there by agreement for free. In 2017 Sir Stelios joined the Giving Pledge, the global movement of philanthropists led by Bill Gates and Warren Buffet who have committed to give half their fortunes to a good cause , during their life times or by will.
Some of the recurring charity projects in the UK are listed below as well as the latest news and events that are happening in London.
Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, Chair Prince's Trust Enterprise Fellowship, celebrating Prince's Trust supported businesses & thanking existing Enterprise Fellows who have raised £24.6 million during the last decade for the Enterprise Programme. His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales was in attendance to thank …Read More
Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou & Leonard Cheshire congratulate all this year's winners! Top 5 winners are Sarah Griffiths www.wheeliemomma.co.uk, Steve Hoyler www.adiaccess.co.uk RoomMate, Victoria Nelson www.deaf4deaf.com, Mike Wood Dinghies for Disabled & Sophia Wyatt www.sophiawyatt.co.uk all winning 10,000 pounds with a …Read More
Stelios is best known for creating easyJet.com in 1995 when he was just 28 years old: The low cost airline that revolutionized European air travel over the last 25 years now carries over 100 million passengers p.a. with a fleet …Read More
On behalf of Sir Stelios and Neil Heslop, CEO of Leonard Cheshire, we want to thank everyone for applying to this year's Stelios Awards for Disabled Entrepreneurs in the UK. We are very excited to have received 87 applications, all …Read More
Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, who graduated from Cass Business School with an MSc in Shipping, Trade & Finance in 1988, is delighted to be taking part in the 35th Anniversary of the Costas Grammenos Centre for Shipping, Trade and Finance combined …Read More
At the beginning of the summer, we heard from James Washington, recipient of the first Stelios Disabled Pilots' Scholarship, in partnership with The Air League, who said, 'I am now approximately 9 hours in to my Stelios Disabled Pilots’ Scholarship, …Read More
Many congratulations Andy Kent on your book 'White Light'! Love, loss and life combine in this inspiring account of a man who has always refused to give up and whose determination has helped so many people. Finalist of the Stelios …Read More
Biggest ever prizes for star business people. It has been 13 years since Sir Stelios set up the Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs with disability charity Leonard Cheshire, to celebrate and support the hard work of disabled people who have …Read More
"2019 marks the 10th Anniversary of the Fellowship. I will therefore be looking to ensure that we celebrate all that has been achieved so far, and also using this as an opportunity to drive ambitious growth so we support more …Read More
An update from our successful candidate James Washington: 'I am now approximately 9 hours in to my Stelios Disabled Pilots’ Scholarship, and enjoying every moment! I have settled on learning to fly mainly in a PA-28 and I am getting …Read More