Impetus-PEF have announced £3.65 million of funding to four charities tackling the barriers that disadvantaged young people face in getting qualifications, accessing university and securing long term employment.
The funding will support the work of The Access Project, Action Tutoring, IntoUniversity and Resurgo.
The three-year funding package comes with hands-on support from Impetus-PEF staff along with pro-bono volunteers drawn from a network made up of over 350 professionals and 40 corporates.
Andy Ratcliffe, Impetus-PEF CEO, said;
‘At Impetus-PEF we back the best for disadvantaged young people. We’re convinced that with the right support all young people can succeed in school, in work and in life – whatever their background.’
‘Every day, the four charities we are proud to support are proving that for a young person from a poorer background you can succeed at school, that getting into university can be a reality and that falling out of the education system or job market shouldn’t be a barrier to getting in and getting on at work.’
‘Charity leaders and their funders need to establish deep and trusting relationships, it’s the start to breaking out of the low impact trap. I am so proud of the difference we’ve made with the four charities we are profiling today and prouder still that we’ll continue to support them to get bigger, better and stronger.’