Young People & Education
Young People and Education
We aim to help young people achieve a good start in life, have strong mental health and feel supported through challenging transitions
Programme Areas

Special Initiatives

We typically work with selected charity partners and a selected research partner for a three-year period to target specific issues.  The aim is to increase sector knowledge through independent evaluation and by facilitating collaborative learning amongst our grantees.  This approach not only allows our partners to evaluate their findings and adapt their delivery methods but also increases our understanding of the sector and shapes our future grant making. 

Through our Special Initiatives we fund organisations with a track-record in supporting disadvantaged young people in London to pilot new approaches to a specific issue or to scale-up an existing one. 

Early Years

Supporting numeracy, literacy and language skills in the early years (2-5 years old).  

Phase 2/ Cohort 2 July 2024 funding applications now closed.

Further information here.





Developing literacy skills in young people to achieve higher attainment, improved life chances and agency.

Literacy Special Initiative Phase 2/Cohort 2 (2024-2029) primary aged children - funding application is open.

The deadline for EOI applications is midday on Monday the 22nd of April 2024.

Further information and application guidelines here.  




Enabling school age children to move into a positive opportunity whether that be through training apprenticeships/employment/HE etc.


School Leadership 

School leadership can have a substantial impact on the quality of education students receive.  We support several initiatives which enable headteachers and governors to be confident, inspiring and successful leaders. 

Our current partners include: The Churchill Fellowship, Windsor LeadershipUniversity of Winchester: Centre for Real World Learning and the Chartered College of Teaching


Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing

We provide grants to some of our Associated Schools and Colleges to deliver mental wellbeing programmes for their students.

Through a partnership with the Anna Freud Centre for Children and Families, we are helping them understand the differences these schemes are making and we will disseminate this learning to other schools. 


Associated Schools and Colleges

The Company has links to a diverse group of 16 Associated Schools and Colleges, which the Company supports by:

  • Appointing governors to 14 of the schools and colleges
  • Encouraging the governors and heads to be effective leaders through training 
  • Supporting the wellbeing of their students through the Anna Freud initiative
  • Providing a grant making programme that the schools can access for initiatives which align with our Special Initiatives
Recent awards
Case Study Church & Communities Programme
Case Study Older People & Housing Programme
Case Study Young People & Education Programme
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Insights & Learning

View our grants data and research findings. 

Funding FAQ's

Answers to some of the most common queries. 

Associated Schools & Colleges

Find out more about our Associated Schools & Colleges.