Inflexion Foundation Announces Grant to Impetus

The Inflexion Foundation is pleased to announce the strengthening of its longstanding commitment to youth charity Impetus through an unrestricted grant of £500,000 per annum for the next three years.

The funding will support the delivery of the organisation’s charitable objectives together with direct support to three of Impetus’ charity partners - City Gateway, The Access Project and West London Zone.

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. The organisation has a pioneering approach to impact management, providing its partner charities with core funding, expertise of a dedicated Investment team and access to its pro bono network.

Inflexion has worked with Impetus since 2017 both through direct financial support, fundraising through the annual Impetus Triathlon – where Inflexion is lead fundraiser; and also through Inflexion staff providing pro-bono support by volunteering with Impetus and its portfolio charities.

Simon Turner, Managing Partner at Inflexion commented, “We are inspired by the impact Impetus has through its thoughtful selection and support of its chosen charities. We are delighted to amplify its efforts through our own support, both with funding and hands-on work directly with the young people it aims to help.”

Tanya Curry, Interim CEO at Impetus commented, “The pandemic exacerbated already entrenched inequality, making it harder for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to achieve at school and get into employment. The work we do with our partner charities helps to tackle this, but we can’t do it alone. Our partnership with Inflexion through their funding and pro bono work will make a real difference to the lives of young people – to help them succeed in school, work and life.”

For further information, please contact:

Sarah Gestetner, 020 7487 9820

About The Inflexion Foundation

The Inflexion Foundation is the formalised charitable giving programme of Inflexion Private Equity. The Inflexion Foundation supports a broad range of charitable endeavours, including those with a particular focus on improving the prospects of young people.

The Inflexion Foundation is a longstanding supporter of The Prince’s Trust, The Roundhouse and Impetus. In 2020, The Inflexion Foundation supported the coronavirus appeals launched by The National Emergencies Trust and Turn2us. During 2021, The Inflexion Foundation donated £2.2 million to 17 organisations with the Inflexion team raising another £585,000 and providing substantial pro bono work.


About Impetus

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. They find, fund and build the most promising charities working with these young people, providing core funding and working shoulder-to-shoulder with their leaders to help them become stronger organisations. In partnership with other funders, they help their charities expand and work to influence policy and decision makers so that young people get the support they need. Learn more about Impetus’ work at

Charity Partners

City Gateway provides education, training, and support to underserved young people in east London with the aim of trebling the number of students who become work ready and begin an apprenticeship.

The Access Project works with high-potential students from disadvantaged backgrounds, providing tutoring and intensive support including mentoring, practice interviews and networking, to help them get into top universities.

West London Zone works with children in a deprived part of west London, providing them with a coach to help them access the support they need to succeed

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