THE OFFSHOOT FOUNDATION
Inspiring a New Generation of Film Makers
The Offshoot Foundation is a registered charity based in Suffolk, delivering film education and training to disadvantaged and young people across the UK.
We are the Next Generation of Film Makers.
Based in Sudbury, Suffolk, The Offshoot Foundation is a registered charity and has consistently produced professional filmmaking workshops and projects for young and disadvantaged young people across the whole UK since 2008. These projects help develop confidence, leadership and teamwork skills through film making and creative media.
We aim to empower, enthuse and inspire young people, to develop life skills and raise aspirations by using creative media to reach their full potential - and we're always happy to see former students return as mentors, passing on their experiences to new participants.
We've already had plenty of success stories, having helped many young people into further education, university and employment in the film and TV industries, with many of our ex-students also coming back for work experience and paid work with us. Over 30 of our ex-students now work professionally in the Film and Television industry
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SEND and Young Carers Workshops
Continuing from our Summer term workshops, we are running our workshops with Activities Unlimited for SEND students and Young Carers!
Tuesday 17:00 - 19:00 - SEND students (11-18-years-old)
Wednesday 17:00 - 19:00 Young Carers (9-18-years-old)
Come along to learn how to create your own films and work with professional equipment!
Top 10 Skills of 2025
Click the button below to have a look at our analysis on the World Economic Forum's Top 10 Skills of 2025.
These divergent and creative skills are what the WEF say will dominate the top 10 needed skills for employers.
At The Offshoot Foundation, we thrive on helping every child improve on ALL of these skills, click the 'Read More' button below to have a look through our thoughts.
OUR GOALS AND WHO WE HELP
Turning Interest Into Action
The Offshoot Foundation works with disadvantaged and young people using creative media to:
Develop social and technical skills
Teach teamwork, communication and leadership skills
Employ people who what already completed our courses to mentor new participants
Encourage young mentors into specialist or general further education and into work.
Any school age children
Separate youth organisations
Young people living in disadvantaged areas, youth organisations and schools.
NEET young people.
Young people with disabilities.
Pupil Referral Units, working with disengaged young people.
Adults with disabilities.
Young people in care.
WHO WE WORK WITH
The National Lottery
Suffolk County Council
Essex County Council
Babergh/Mid Suffolk District Council
Dedham Vale AONB
KNOW, Saudi Arabia
Thomas Gainsborough School, Great Cornard
Volunteering Matters, Ipswich
Befriending Scheme, Sudbury
Guildhall, Bury St Edmunds
Essex Young Carers
Suffolk Young Carers
Sudbury Museum Trust
The Apex - Bury St Edmunds
The Quay Theatre - Sudbury
Gorseland Primary School, Ipswich
Ormiston Sudbury Academy, Sudbury
Thurston Academy, Bury St Edmunds
Haverhill Arts Centre
Keystone Trust, Thetford
Community Action Suffolk
Chantry Library, Ipswich
Gainsborough Library, Ipswich
Thurston Library, Bury St Edmunds
Gainsborough's House, Sudbury
Little Hall, Lavenham
Devonshire Infant School
West Suffolk College, Bury St Edmunds