Why We Exist

Our Focus


Young people from poor families are half as likely to gain essential English and maths GCSEs and go to university compared to their better-off peers.


Young people from poor families are three times less likely to be in a job or course after leaving school. They're also less likely to keep a job.

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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