Over 2 million young people live in poverty in Britain today. Even before the pandemic they were

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

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Impetus 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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Policy and research

Impetus 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

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Race Equity and Diversity

We were founded on a belief in social equality – that all young people should have the same chance to succeed whatever their background.

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The Impetus Private Equity Triathlon

Saturday 18 September 2021 - Dorney Lake, Windsor

Corporate teams, individual entries, kids activities and sponsorship packages all available

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Tilney Smith & Williamson announces corporate charity partnership with Impetus

Leading wealth management and professional services group commits to a £100,000 annual donation for three years and providing pro bono and volunteering opportunities for staff

October 2021

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