ABOUT THE EXPLORA FOUNDATION
The Explora Foundation achieves its charitable objectives through The Explora Scholarship Fund and its research objectives through its dedicated research and testing company Goodson Jones Research Ltd. The objects of the Foundation are as follows:
The Explora Scholarship Fund:
To grant educational Scholarships and support to: the dependents of severely injured (physically and mentally) and deceased members of the UK Armed Forces and UK Security Services who were in Government Service when killed or injured; and also to members of the UK Armed Forces, UK Security Services, Fire Services, Ambulance Services and Police Serviceswho have suffered severe physical or mental health injury as a result of Government Service.
Goodson Jones research Limited:
Research into resilience and whole physical protection systems to include: materials science; engineering of systems through civil, mechanical, electrical and electronic disciplines; architecture and design; testing through exposure of designs and structures to full scale kinetic blasts; establishing forums and groups, where appropriate, to ensure that the knowledge and practice for physical protection systems are made available for the protection of those in the service of their governments or non-governmental organisations, such as Nato & United Nations; to allow academic discussion to take place and publish peer reviewed papers, articles and books; to arrange conferences meetings and discussions either as the Foundation or in cooperation with recognised professional institutions, trade and business associations, and public bodies; encourage and foster cooperation amongst governments and industry supporting the resilience and physical protection sector.
A significant gift was made 9 years ago to the University of Toronto to assist Science. Over the last 9 years in our offices, including London HQ, several paid Interns have been appointed from UoT, and trained to successfully achieve their goals in respect of their individual scientific objectives with the academic courses we facilitated
Research into medical activities that will contribute to the rehabilitation and support of those injured or disabled as a result of the Government Service with the Armed Forces or other Government Agencies in support of the Armed Forces on operations or exercises, to include, but not exclusively: stem cell research; andrology (the preservation or extraction of human sperm and eggs); mental health and well being.
Area of Operation: The Foundation is to have a particular emphasis on furthering the Objects in the United Kingdom, United States, and Canada on an equitable basis. Other areas of the world will be considered by the directors as required.