"This is not just a case of access to opportunity or access to education. This is a matter of life and death.
Children from the least deprived backgrounds have a life expectancy that is 9.3 years less than that of their wealthier peers.
This does not have to be the case.
We have a chance to give more students consistent access to exceptional tutors who can support them to bridge the gap in skills and knowledge that will help them reach their educational ambitions.
The influence that a scholar can have on their family's life trajectory means this is not just a donation - this is a chance to Leave a Legacy."
James Higgins | Chief Executive, Next Step Foundation
Support students through the 10-month programme
Each place costs £1200
We ask for a minimum investment £6000 - 5 scholars or 1 scholarship per year for 5 years
Support a specific school or area
Lead the programme into a new area or new school and we can name scholarships after you or your business.
Sponsor curriculum development
develop new courses
fund new residential programmes
add new subjects to the Extension Reading Series
Mentor students towards careers in your sector
Sponsor students interested in a pathway that aligns with your business needs and partner with us to mentor those students towards careers in your business sector
Provide speakers for our extension lectures and Alumni Network events.