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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Partnerships

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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Using our expertise to change the sector

Sherine Mahmoud, Senior Investment Director at Impetus, on why the Impetus Leadership Academy is such an important, and timely, initiative.

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We have officially launched!

After months of preparation, we were delighted to welcome the first cohort of the Impetus Leadership Academy (ILA) to our central London offices for the programme’s kick off session.

November 2021

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