Hear directly from some of the young people we've supported to achieve amazing things.
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After sadly losing her mum in 2019, then being displaced and having to live in hostels during sixth form, Lexi is currently in her second year of studying English at the University of Oxford.
We caught up with Lexi to ask about her personal situation when she applied for funding, how her course is going so far and how our funding is supporting her in achieving her ambitions.
Sarah’s Story: London Music Fund
Since 2013, The Portal Trust has helped to support the London Music Fund by sponsoring twelve four-year music Scholarships for children whose families are struggling to pay for music lessons.
Sarah Akunjee, an 11-year-old saxophonist from Wandsworth, received one of these Scholarships in 2018. We caught up with Sarah to find out how her Scholarship has been going, the difference it has made to her and what her ambitions are for the future.
Megan’s Story: The Hand Engravers Association
The Portal Trust helps the Hand Engravers Association to support apprenticeships in the heritage craft skill of hand engraving. Megan is the current apprentice receiving funding from the Trust and has been training since 2019.
We caught up with Megan to find out how she got into hand engraving, how her apprenticeship has been going so far and what her ambitions are for the future.
In 2013 we awarded a bursary to Robyn towards her Masters degree in Evidence Based Social Intervention at the University of Oxford. We caught up with Robyn to find out what she was up to now and to hear about the impact our funding had.Learn more
Sammy is 21 and lives in Kensington & Chelsea. Currently in his third year, he studies Medicine at Imperial College London.Learn more
Thank you for levelling my playing field. Thank you for giving me a chance to excel.Sammy
Organisations we've funded
We provide grants to charities and educational establishments working to enhance the education of children and young people in London. Explore some of the fantastic projects and organisations we currently support below.