In October, it was confirmed that the success of the scheme meant the age cap was being lifted, and it was now open to those over 30. ref== Charitable activities ===== The James Caan Foundation ===
Caan founded the James Caan Foundation (JCF) in 2006 after he took a ‘gap year’ to visit his homeland of Pakistan.ref The JCF supports charities in the UK and seeks to promote greater awareness of issues facing the developing world, with a primary focus on children's access to education and healthcare.
The JCF has funded the construction of a new school at his birthplace [[Lahore]], located in the eastern province of [[Punjab, Pakistan|]]. Since first purchasing a barren plot of land and opening the 16-classroom school in 2005, the TCF School, named after Caan’s father, educates over 420 children aged between 5-11.
=== 2010 Pakistan floods ===
In July 2010, Caan flew to Pakistan immediately after the [[2010 Pakistan floods|worst flooding in the country's history]] and personally purchased, prepared and delivered emergency food parcels to families in the Northern village of ref
Upon his return to the UK Caan partnered with [[UNICEF]] to provide urgent food, medical supplies and water and hygiene kits to 1,000 families in the affected area. Caan also undertook an extensive media outreach campaign and his trip was widely covered in national newspapers. After just two weeks, Caan had raised £100,000 for UNICEF. Caan and the James Caan Foundation subsequently undertook a project to rebuild a village in Pakistan, including schools, hospitals, homes and all infrastructure and water supplies.ref Aid agencies including UNICEF, [[Oxfam]], [[Islamic Relief]], [[Muslim Hands]] and [[Mosaic Foundation|Mosaic]] were also involved in the project.