Who we've funded

Individuals we've funded

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Sarah playing the saxophone
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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.

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Hand Engravers Apprentice Megan Rigby
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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.

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Robyn
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Robyn's story

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.

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Sammy
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Sammy's story

Sammy is 21 and lives in Kensington & Chelsea. Currently in his third year, he studies Medicine at Imperial College London.

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Thank you for levelling my playing field. Thank you for giving me a chance to excel.

Sammy

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