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IntoUniversity works in low-income communities, in partnership with schools with high proportion of students on free school meals. These youngsters are more likely to underachieve at school and are consequently less likely to go to university and enjoy a professional career as a result. Of their alumni, 82% go to University compared to 20% of their peer group from similar backgrounds.

Through its growing network of learning centres, it provides study support, an enhanced curriculum and further education support to children and young people who may not otherwise consider that university is for them.

We are now supporting 22 IntoUniversity centres in 7 cities. Together, these centres will provide practical help to over 25,000 children and young people.



Picture published with permission of IntoUniversity

We have been a key supporter of IntoUniversity since 2013, funding them to open learning centres across England. Our grants totalling over £2,600,000 have supported them to work towards their strategic plan to expand into other cities.   There are now 22 centres operating across London, Nottingham, Bristol, Oxford, Brighton, Leeds and Southampton.


We are delighted to help IntoUniversity open more centres and to continue to work with them in their existing centres

Nicola Brentnall, Director, The Queen's Trust

Other Charities


Supporting a peer network of adopted young people.



Supporting the evaluation of a new programme to recruit top graduates into the social work profession.


The Prince’s Trust

As Founding Patron of the Prince's Trust, we have supported their work with young people since the 1980s


Duke Of Edinburgh’s Award

To support its work in the North East of England.