Our work at ReachOut wouldn’t be possible without the support, advice and funding of a variety of brilliant trusts and foundations.
Their support means that we can confidently look to the future, putting in place long-term plans to grow our provision across London and the North West – supporting more young people in more areas than we’ve ever done before.
We are extremely grateful for the support of the following organisations:
“We started our partnership with ReachOut in April 2020, after being impressed by their character-based approach to mentoring young people. The impact of the one-to-one mentoring partnerships that ReachOut provides young people cannot be understated. To be listened to, understood, and supported for exactly who you are is so powerful!
Lauren Holmes, Trustee, The Helvellyn Foundation
Every trust and foundation that supports ReachOut has an enormous impact on the lives of young people in their community. The support of our partners means that we’re continuing to grow our provision with long-term plans for the future – reaching more young people than ever and helping them grow in character and confidence, sparking change in themselves and society.
This year, the support of our friends and partners has meant we’ve:
If you’re interested in supporting ReachOut and want to find out more about how we could work together, you can get in touch with us using the form below, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
And if you know of a trust or foundation that might be interested in supporting us – we’d love to hear more about them!
“Hello, I’m Felicity, the Fundraising and Partnerships Manager at ReachOut. Part of my role is to work with our Trust and Foundation funders, to keep them updated on our work and ensure the maximum impact from their generous grants. Trusts and Foundations play a crucial role in enabling us to continue to grow sustainably and we are committed to building long term, meaningful partnerships so our funders can see the tangible impact they are having on our young people. We’ve worked with some fantastic organisations who have shared our vision of reducing educational inequality and upskilling young people from disadvantaged communities so they have the same opportunities as everyone else. If this sounds like something you would be interested in funding or finding out more about please get in touch via the form on this page or email@example.com.”
“At first, I was really hesitant to take on the Project Leader role, despite having mentored with ReachOut. However, with the support of the team I’ve really developed my skills. For example, at the Mentee Graduation, I stood up in front of 200 people and presented an award which is something I would never ever have been able to have done before, and isn’t an opportunity I could gain in my other situations.”
Amy McCutcheon, Project Leader at ReachOut Academy, Dean Trust Ardwick, Manchester.
“Being able to spend the summer working at Rede Partners, was an amazing experience. Whether it was working in HR or Finance, I learned so much about the world of private equity, made great connections with fantastic people and I got to learn first-hand what it would be like to work there! I really believe that I can go onto build the career I want now I’ve been a part for a workplace for real”
Victor Adekunle, 18 years old, ReachOut Ambassador, London
“When I first my mentee, she was very reluctant to participate in the sessions. Now, I see a completely different person! Her confidence has grown and she is happy to join in! She still has some self-doubt when it comes to academic work, but that’s what I hope to help her overcome, because she is a very bright person!
Through mentoring, I’ve learnt I’m a lot more patient than I realised. There will be days where she refuses to participate and those are the days that I really see the importance of the character strengths, for both the mentees and the mentors. It also makes it easier for the mentee to understand the character strengths, when I use them myself”
Myrtle, ReachOut Club mentor at Tufnell Primary School, London
“There are more distractions than ever outside of school, and the commitment of our students to attend ReachOut sessions is testament to the value they place on the relationships they foster there, and the challenge and enjoyment they provide.
ReachOut’s focus on communication skills and character development has become an important aspect of our provision of support for these students. The opportunity to relate to a positive role- model other than their usual teachers is key to the programme’s impact, and the evidence of this has been seen in the students’ attendance, resilience and to their overall progress across all the subjects in the school.”
Thomas Janvrin, Assistant Vice Principal at the Petchey Academy London