IntoUniversity & Impetus
Impetus has been with us since we first became a registered charity – and the partnership has been transformational.
– Dr Rachel Carr, CEO, IntoUniversity
The need: Only 28% of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds go to university, compared to 47% of their better-off peers. This means that 15,000 young people miss out on the opportunity each year.
Our charity partner: IntoUniversity runs centres where young people from disadvantaged backgrounds receive support to raise their attainment and aspiration, and get the necessary information, advice and guidance to get into university.
Our impact: Since 2007, we’ve helped IntoUniversity to access new funding streams and build their strategic capabilities. We’ve supported them to scale into a national network of 39 centres, serving over 45,000 young people each year. Through this growth, they have retained their impact, with 68% of IntoUniversity students progressing to Higher Education, compared to 48% nationally.