The tragic passing of Amy on 23rd July 2011, aged just 27, left not only her family and close friends heart broken, but had a huge impact on people all over the world. Amy and her music has touched the lives of millions across the globe.
Amy’s family launched the Amy Winehouse Foundation on September 14th 2011, on what would have been Amy’s 28th birthday.
The Amy Winehouse Foundation has been set up in Amy’s memory 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.
Under this, our three core areas of focus are:
1. To inform and educate young people about the effects of drug & alcohol misuse and support those seeking help with their drug and alcohol related problems and those needing on-going support in their recovery
2. To provide support for those most vulnerable, those at high risk of misuse or disadvantaged through circumstance
3. To support the personal development of disadvantaged young people through music
It is the mission of the Foundation to assist as many of those affected as possible by supporting and funding identiﬁed and reputable charitable organisations that tirelessly carry out remarkable and professional work in these areas. The Amy Winehouse Foundation does not make grants to individual young people or families. This work not only makes a signiﬁcant and positive difference for those it supports, but also pays tribute to Amy’s remarkable life, talent and beautiful spirit.