Enabling access, changing lives…

Oluwatobi Adeyemi had aspired to set up a Foundation to offer education bursaries and scholarships to disadvantaged children and young people. According to a good friend of his, Tobi was going to change the world.

Following his sudden and unexpected death on the 5th of March 2011, the Tobi Adeyemi Foundation was set up by his parents in 2011 to turn Tobi’s dream into a legacy to continue and to fulfill his destiny.

The mission of the Tobi Adeyemi Foundation is to enable young people to reach their potential by giving them a voice, encouraging them to believe in themselves, and supporting those facing disadvantage financially.

Tobi Adeyemi

The inspiration behind the Foundation.

How You Can Support The Tobi Adeyemi Foundation

Organize an Event or Donate through JustGiving

You can donate securely or set up your own fundraiser event on JustGiving by simply clicking on the JustGiving logo below. By donating this way, the Tobi Adeyemi Foundation will receive almost £12 for every £10 donated by reclaiming Gift Aid.

Other Ways to Support Us…

Write a Cheque

You can donate by cheque made payable to the ‘Tobi Adeyemi Foundation’. Please mail to: The Tobi Adeyemi Foundation, 3 Vicarage Close, Kingswood, Surrey KT20 6QF, United Kingdom

Standing Order

You can donate to us regularly by making monthly donations through a Standing Order. This involves instructing your bank online to pay us a fixed sum at regular intervals.

Send us your Comments

We are greatly encouraged by your comments. We thank you and express our great appreciation for any support you can give to the Tobi Adeyemi Foundation in his memory.



Please get in Touch

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    Our Partners

    We are immensely grateful to our friends and family who have kept in touch and involved us in their lives. These have contributed to keeping us going. We also thank you for your support and hope you will continue to support the vision that our son, Oluwatobi had. Above all, we thank God for his kindness and mercy.

    The Trustees and Staff

    Tobi Adeyemi Foundation

    Mr Seyi Obakin OBE

    Trustee and Chair

    Seyi Obakin is Chief Executive of Centrepoint, the leading national charity helping homeless young people to regain control of their lives and move on to independent living.

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    Dr Adegbenga Adeyemi


    Dr Adegbenga Adeyemi, Tobi’s father is a Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners (MRCGP), a committed Christian, and a member of Toastmaster International.

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    Dr Ify Okocha


    Dr Ify Okocha is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. He is a Consultant Psychiatrist and Medical Director of Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust in South London.

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    Dr. Abimbola Adeyemi


    Dr Abimbola Adeyemi, Tobi’s mum is a member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, and British Association for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse & Neglect.

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    Dr Tosin Otunla


    Dr Tosin Otunla is a Consultant Neonatologist and Paediatrician with expertise in Cardiology, based at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in Surrey.

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    Dr Oyedeji Ayonrinde


    Dr Deji Ayonrinde is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, International Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and Honorary Medical Adviser to MIND.

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    Mrs Buki Obakin

    Executive & Company Secretary

    Mrs Buki Obakin is a Biochemist and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers. She currently helps drive IT change in the UK Government Cabinet Office.

    We thank you for your support and hope you will continue to support Tobi's vision. Above all, we thank God for His kindness and mercy.

    Eligibility for Grants

    Click here to view the Grant-Making Policy which helps potential applicants identify whether or not they are eligible for consideration of a grant from the Foundation. Processing an application and making a grant usually takes between three and six months. If you have received a grant from the Foundation previously, you must wait a year following the end of the grant period before applying again. If your application is refused, we ask you to wait a year before applying again.

    If you are confident that you are eligible to apply for a grant, download and complete our application form by clicking the ‘Form’ button.

    News and Events

    • The last couple of years have been unprecedented and challenging for everyone. During that time, the Foundation stepped back from event...

    • Looking forward, we have reframed our mission. The Foundation will enable young people to reach their potential by giving them a voice,...

    • Dear Friends, It is amazing that the Foundation is seven years old and it felt to us like a good time to stop and formally take stock, ...


    In keeping with Tobi’s dream, the Tobi Adeyemi Foundation is determined that young people who have already shown some potential, should not, for financial reasons, fail to realise that potential.

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    Tobi's Resume

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