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.
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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
WE (Free The Children UK)
Our funding has helped to expand the WE School Programme in the UK
Funding for young women volunteers to deliver a special curriculum to 15-19 year-old students in Tanzania and Ghana
The Royal Commonwealth Society
To support the re-launch of the Commonwealth Essay Writing Competition for young people.
Teenage Cancer Trust
Supporting peer-to-peer support for teenagers and young people with cancer