Who we've funded

Organisations we've funded

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In the last five years we have awarded £11million in grants to 152 organisations across London.

Explore some of the fantastic projects and organisations we support below.

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Oxford Gardens Primary School: GRT Learning Mentor

Over the past year, The Portal Trust has helped to support the GRT (Gypsy, Roma and Traveller) Learning Mentor role at Oxford Gardens Primary School in North Kensington.

Terry King has carried out the role since 2018 and has built a strong relationship with the children, parents and school over the years. We met with Terry to discuss his role and the difference it has made for the children.

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Debate Mate: The Debate Mate Cup

In March 2022, The Portal Trust awarded £31,000 to Debate Mate – a charity helping tackle educational disadvantage by running debate workshops for students in state schools with free school meal profiles higher than the national average.

We recently attended the third London round of the 2022 Secondary School’s Debate Mate Cup and spoke to Bukola about their experience as a previous participant and current mentor.

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Future Frontiers: Career Coaching

Since 2019, The Portal Trust has helped support Future Frontiers to deliver career coaching programmes to over 300 disadvantaged young people from inner London boroughs.

We attended a coaching session in-person and spoke to one of the students, Simi, about her experience on the programme.

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Scarabeus Aerial Theatre: Flying Into Physics

In 2021, The Portal Trust awarded £30,000 over three years to Scarabeus Aerial Theatre for their ‘Flying Into Physics’ programme – an exciting science project helping disadvantaged 9-10 year olds learn about physics through aerial theatre.

We visited a session at a primary school in North London to see students flying through the air and learning about gravity, air resistance and friction.

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Project database

Showing 1-30 of 195 results

Organisation name Grant type Date Size Duration Location
Future Frontiers Widening participation 2022 £55,000 2 years Inner London-wide
Tara Theatre Widening participation 2022 £30,000 3 years Wandsworth
First Star Scholars Widening participation 2022 £22,000 1 year Various
The Unicorn Theatre New initiatives 2022 £90,000 3 years Lambeth, Southwark
The Brilliant Club Widening participation 2022 £60,000 2 years Inner London-wide
Phosphoros Theatre Widening participation 2022 £66,000 2 years Hammersmith & Fulham
St Giles Trust Truancy, exclusion & behaviour management 2022 £49,829 2 years Tower Hamlets
The Federation of London Youth Clubs Widening participation 2022 £70,000 2 years Lambeth, Southwark
LAMDA Widening participation 2022 £86,788 3 years Newham
Spark Inside Prisoner education 2022 £75,000 3 years Inner London-wide
Clod Ensemble New initiatives 2022 £15,000 1 year Greenwich
London Music Fund Bursary/scholarship scheme 2022 £40,000 4 years Inner London-wide
The Literacy Pirates Widening participation 2022 £35,000 2 years Hackney
Haggerston School Truancy, exclusion & behaviour management 2021 £40,950 1 year Hackney
University of Westminster Bursary/scholarship scheme 2021 £90,000 3 years Inner London-wide
Ministry of Stories New initiatives 2021 £15,000 1 year Hackney, Islington, Tower Hamlets
The Frontline Organisation Widening participation 2021 £60,000 3 years Various
Future Frontiers Widening participation 2021 £23,737 1 year Inner London-wide
The World Reimagined New initiatives 2021 £44,472 2 years Inner London-wide
Scarabeus Aerial Theatre New initiatives 2021 £30,000 3 years Inner London-wide
Caritas Anchor House New initiatives 2021 £39,998 2 years Newham
The AHOY Centre Charity Truancy, exclusion & behaviour management 2021 £30,000 3 years Greenwich, Lewisham
Fitzrovia Youth in Action New initiatives 2021 £15,000 3 years Camden
Number Champions New initiatives 2021 £20,000 2 years Inner London-wide
The Samosa Widening participation 2021 £110,000 2 years Inner London-wide
Debate Mate Ltd Truancy, exclusion & behaviour management 2021 £31,176 1 year Inner London-wide
Hoxton Hall Widening participation 2021 £39,000 1 year Hackney, Islington, Tower Hamlets
The Charterhouse New initiatives 2021 £32,784 1 year Various
The Roundhouse Trust Widening participation 2021 £10,000 1 year Camden
Barrier Breakers Foundation Widening participation 2021 £9,825 1 year Various
Organisation name Grant type Date Size Duration Location
Future Frontiers Widening participation 2022 £55,000 2 years Inner London-wide
Tara Theatre Widening participation 2022 £30,000 3 years Wandsworth
First Star Scholars Widening participation 2022 £22,000 1 year Various
The Unicorn Theatre New initiatives 2022 £90,000 3 years Lambeth, Southwark
The Brilliant Club Widening participation 2022 £60,000 2 years Inner London-wide
Phosphoros Theatre Widening participation 2022 £66,000 2 years Hammersmith & Fulham
St Giles Trust Truancy, exclusion & behaviour management 2022 £49,829 2 years Tower Hamlets
The Federation of London Youth Clubs Widening participation 2022 £70,000 2 years Lambeth, Southwark
LAMDA Widening participation 2022 £86,788 3 years Newham
Spark Inside Prisoner education 2022 £75,000 3 years Inner London-wide
Clod Ensemble New initiatives 2022 £15,000 1 year Greenwich
London Music Fund Bursary/scholarship scheme 2022 £40,000 4 years Inner London-wide
The Literacy Pirates Widening participation 2022 £35,000 2 years Hackney
Haggerston School Truancy, exclusion & behaviour management 2021 £40,950 1 year Hackney
University of Westminster Bursary/scholarship scheme 2021 £90,000 3 years Inner London-wide
Ministry of Stories New initiatives 2021 £15,000 1 year Hackney, Islington, Tower Hamlets
The Frontline Organisation Widening participation 2021 £60,000 3 years Various
Future Frontiers Widening participation 2021 £23,737 1 year Inner London-wide
The World Reimagined New initiatives 2021 £44,472 2 years Inner London-wide
Scarabeus Aerial Theatre New initiatives 2021 £30,000 3 years Inner London-wide
Caritas Anchor House New initiatives 2021 £39,998 2 years Newham
The AHOY Centre Charity Truancy, exclusion & behaviour management 2021 £30,000 3 years Greenwich, Lewisham
Fitzrovia Youth in Action New initiatives 2021 £15,000 3 years Camden
Number Champions New initiatives 2021 £20,000 2 years Inner London-wide
The Samosa Widening participation 2021 £110,000 2 years Inner London-wide
Debate Mate Ltd Truancy, exclusion & behaviour management 2021 £31,176 1 year Inner London-wide
Hoxton Hall Widening participation 2021 £39,000 1 year Hackney, Islington, Tower Hamlets
The Charterhouse New initiatives 2021 £32,784 1 year Various
The Roundhouse Trust Widening participation 2021 £10,000 1 year Camden
Barrier Breakers Foundation Widening participation 2021 £9,825 1 year Various