Over 2 million young people live in poverty in Britain today

Impetus – The Private Equity Foundation transforms the lives of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds by ensuring they get the right support to succeed in school, in work and in life

Backing Charities

Impetus-PEF finds, funds and builds the most promising charities focused on transforming the lives of disadvantaged young people.

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Impetus-PEF works with other funders to support our charities to deepen their impact and expand their work supporting young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

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Impetus-PEF influences policy and decision-makers so that all young people get the support they need.

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Every young person can succeed, whatever their background

Together, we can close the gaps in education and employment between disadvantaged young people and their better-off peers, for good

Latest News

2018 Impetus-PEF Private Equity Triathlon

September 2018

The #ImpetusPEFtriathlon is back and open for registration! Swim, cycle and run on Saturday 18 September at Dorney Lake. In 2017, over 500 participants and 70 companies battled it out, watched by 200 spectators. This year will be even better! Go on, give it a try!

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Valuing apprenticeships means giving the Apprenticeship Levy a chance

The bad press surrounding the Apprenticeship Levy is hiding the positive prospects it provides for disadvantaged young people to access and progress to higher level apprenticeships and jobs, as Maria Neophytou explains

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