We are a small charity. We only want to grow at a pace that maintains the quality of what we do. So we rely heavily on small grants and donations.
The problem at northern comprehensives is severe. Many have never sent a student to a world-class university. The South East sends proportionally four times as many as the North.
In 2014 we started working on this. Students called our pilot project “life-changing”; Hall Cross School in Doncaster said it was “beyond outstanding”.
Now we need your help. We are looking for 200 Champions to give 100 northern students a fair chance. We are very grateful for donations of funds or expertise of whatever size.
Many supporters choose to become Champions. Champions contribute £25 a month to provide a scholarship which will make a life-changing difference. Equally importantly, they contribute their experience and expertise. The support of two Champions is enough to fully fund a student through the Reach Higher programme.
Pass something on
Your donation will provide accommodation or tuition costs for a named student, allowing him or her to be taught in inspirational places by inspiring people, and dramatically increasing his or her chances of reaching our top universities.
Give something back
Champions Scholarships can be named for a mentor of your choice, someone who helped you fulfil your own potential. They are therefore a unique way of honouring someone who helped as you started out.
Make your contribution go further
Donations are tax deductible, so for a higher-rate tax-payer the net cost is £18.75 a month.
Corporate and trust supporters
In 2017-18 we are looking to form partnerships with businesses and trusts which support our aims. Many of our students go on to world-class universities and show exactly the kind of independence and get-up-and-go that businesses are looking for. Click here to find out more.