IntoUniversity inspires and engages young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to attain either a university place or another chosen aspiration, by offering long-term, out-of-school study support.
Read how IntoUniversity has helped Sadiya, who had little formal education, gain a place at university.
Impetus backs IntoUniversity's ambitious scale-up plan over the next five years with its first ever £1 million investment. On top of this, Impetus will continue to supply management support from the Impetus investment team and specialist expertise from its pro bono network, which will significantly increase the total funding package for IntoUniversity and help it to raise young people's aspirations throughout the country.
Impetus investment period: 2008 - 2017
Grant funding: £613k
Pro bono services donated: £432k Investment management value: £215k
Total funding package to date: £1.26m
IntoUniversity is part of the Impetus Youth and Social Opportunity Initiative.
The IntoUniversity scheme had been running as a successful project in London for five years when we first met them in 2007. The leadership team approached us with a clear vision and a strong model of delivery, looking for support to expand to 6 centres across London. Having delivered successfully against the initial plan, Impetus agreed to a further round of investment as part of a “transform” phase. Over the next 5 years, this will see IntoUniversity more than double in size, to reach 20 centres across 5 UK cities.
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|Year prior to Impetus investment Mar 2007||Latest year end Mar 2012
|Income (in millions)||£0.16||£1.84|
|No. of Centres including newly launched||1||3|
|No. of young people in academic support||225||1,399|
|Numbers going to university||18||580|
|No. of young people in Focus programmes*||445||9,929|
|No. of young people in mentoring and buddy programmes||24||822|
*Number of people helped figures are for the academic year.
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Dr Rachel Carr
Chief Executive, IntoUniversity
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