We enable young people in London, particularly those from disadvantaged or low income backgrounds, to experience life-enhancing educational opportunities.
Creating Opportunities. Fulfilling Potential.
We support organisations that have great ideas, and we give individual young people the funding they need to fulfil their potential.
We’re as passionate about their success as they are – and do all we can to help them achieve their goals.
Making a real difference
Over the last ten years, we’ve provided over £50 million in direct funding and in-kind support for individuals and projects at every level of education, from nursery to postgraduate.
The area we work in consists of the 13 inner London Boroughs and the City of London. We’ve built close and successful relationships with many community organisations in our core area, but we’re always looking to forge new links and support new initiatives.
Your journey starts here
We’re a friendly, supportive charity with a strong commitment to helping provide opportunities to young people facing disadvantage. We believe that by staying open to new possibilities, we can achieve great things.
If you’re looking for funding for an educational project in Inner London, or if you’re a young person in need of financial support to seize a big opportunity, why not take a look at some of our case studies and our eligibility criteria for organisations or individuals?
Can I apply?
Need funding to get a great idea off the ground? Take our quick eligibility checker to see if you could apply.Check eligibility
Portal Trust people
Our Governors come from a wide range of backgrounds and draw upon their experiences in education, finance, legal services and more. Our day to day work is managed by a small, dedicated staff team.