Guiding Principle

The current focus of the Foundation is to invest in disadvantaged communities, that support the John Lewis business throughout the world, to acquire the relevant skills required for meaningful employment.

General Information


The John Lewis Partnership is currently conducting a review of philanthropic giving.  Pending completion of the review, the Trustees of the John Lewis Foundation have suspended all new funding.  Current commitments will not be affected.  The Application Form and Guidance Pack are therefore temporarily unavailable.  

Single Use Carrier Bag Levy

In line with the compulsory carrier bag charges introduced by the governments of England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland, John Lewis + Partners charges customers for the use of carrier bags. All proceeds from single use carrier bags are donated to the John Lewis Foundation and distributed to charitable works in England and Scotland.  The carrier bag charge implemented in Wales is allocated to Keep Wales Tidy, and in Northern Ireland is payable direct to the Department of the Environment.