The Sussex’s non-profit Archewell foundation made the donation to the Press Pad Charitable Foundation, a project with the aim of diversifying the media by investing in the next generation of journalists. The foundation gives students from different socio-economic backgrounds a foothold in the industry by providing grants, training and support in order to lower the financial barrier for young people wanting to be journalists.
PressPad tweeted: “We are delighted to announce that we have just registered a sister charity, The PressPad Charitable Foundation, and are thrilled that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and their Archewell Foundation will be among our first donors.
“We look forward to continuing to make positive and lasting change to improve social mobility in the UK media.”
News of the Sussex’s donation follows their bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey on Sunday.
The couple have spoken of the treatment they receive from the British media, citing it as a factor in their decision to step back as senior royals.
The PressPad Charitable Foundation is an offshoot of PressPad Ltd which works to provide accommodation and networking opportunities for aspiring journalists.
The sister charitable foundation was founded only last month and works in conjunction with PressPad Ltd to achieve its missions.
PressPad’s tweet continues: “We’re excited by such positive action after difficult yet important moments of reckoning for the UK media.
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