Backing Charities

Building the best charities

We have a unique approach to working with our charities. We provide them with core funding, the expertise of our dedicated Investment team and access to our world class pro bono network. We work shoulder-to-shoulder with their leaders to help them become stronger organisations that transform the lives of the young people they serve.


£2m worth of expertise in impact and growth

Our Investment team works shoulder-to-shoulder with our charities to help them become even stronger. We help them to define which young people they can serve well, what outcomes they'll deliver and how they'll monitor and improve performance as they grow. We support them to develop an impact strategy and delivery plan, and to build a great leadership team and sustainable organisation.


£2m worth of world class pro bono expertise

We match our charities with experts from our pro bono network. They donate their time and skills to drive charity performance through support with business planning, organisational structure, finance, leadership coaching and performance management.


£4.1m of strategic grant funding

We provide long-term core funding so that our charities can build their capacity to consistently deliver high quality programmes as they grow. As a result, our charities are able to strengthen the core activities needed to get bigger and better.

Our unique approach

We are proud of the pioneering approach to impact management we have developed. We want to share it so other charities and funders can learn from it. The first report in our Driving Impact series sets out our approach to working with charities and provides practical guidance about how to deliver more effective programmes for disadvantaged young people.

Driving Impact: helping charities transform the lives of disadvantaged young people


What we look for in a charity partner


A focus on improving the educational attainment or sustained employment of young people from economically disadvantaged backgrounds


A leadership team and Board committed to improving and growing outcomes


The potential for longer term sustainability and scale to reach more young people

For every 40 charities we consider, 1 makes it in to our portfolio

Charity partners Our Impact Financials