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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Terry GRT Mentor 4
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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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Stepladder Plus
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Stepladder Plus: Financial Awareness Programme for Young People in Care

In 2020, The Portal Trust awarded £54,000 to The Share Foundation to fund 18 places for looked-after children on their Stepladder Plus programme - an online financial awareness training programme.

Continue reading to learn more about the programme, The Share Foundation and the experiences of previous participants.

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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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Flying
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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 255 results

Organisation name Grant type Date Size Duration Location
Single Homeless Project Widening participation 2022 £32,487 1 year Greenwich, Lewisham
Care Trade (The Autism Project) New initiatives 2022 £3,175 1 year Lambeth, Southwark
Setpoint New initiatives 2022 £20,950 3 years Tower Hamlets
The Wellington Trust Widening participation 2022 £15,058 1 year Newham
Future Men Truancy, exclusion & behaviour management 2022 £25,000 1 year Wandsworth, Westminster
EcoActive New initiatives 2022 £24,246 2 years Hackney
Theatre Peckham Widening participation 2022 £20,000 1 year Southwark
The Big House Widening participation 2022 £20,000 1 year Inner London-wide
The Photography Foundation Widening participation 2022 £10,000 1 year Greenwich, Lewisham
The Arts Emergency Service Widening participation 2022 £25,000 1 year Inner London-wide
XLP Truancy, exclusion & behaviour management 2022 £30,000 1 year Inner London-wide
The Social Mobility Foundation Widening participation 2022 £25,000 1 year Inner London-wide
Katherine Low Settlement Widening participation 2022 £25,600 1 year Wandsworth
The Economist Educational Foundation New initiatives 2021 £33,516 2 years Inner London-wide
The Charterhouse New initiatives 2021 £32,784 1 year Various
Hoxton Hall Widening participation 2021 £39,000 1 year Hackney, Islington, Tower Hamlets
Debate Mate Ltd Truancy, exclusion & behaviour management 2021 £31,176 1 year Inner London-wide
The Samosa Widening participation 2021 £110,000 2 years Inner London-wide
Number Champions New initiatives 2021 £20,000 2 years Inner London-wide
Fitzrovia Youth in Action New initiatives 2021 £15,000 3 years Camden
The AHOY Centre Charity Truancy, exclusion & behaviour management 2021 £30,000 3 years Greenwich, Lewisham
Caritas Anchor House New initiatives 2021 £39,998 2 years Newham
Scarabeus Aerial Theatre New initiatives 2021 £30,000 3 years Inner London-wide
The World Reimagined New initiatives 2021 £44,472 2 years Inner London-wide
Future Frontiers Widening participation 2021 £23,737 1 year Inner London-wide
The Frontline Organisation Widening participation 2021 £60,000 3 years Various
Ministry of Stories New initiatives 2021 £15,000 1 year Hackney, Islington, Tower Hamlets
University of Westminster Bursary/scholarship scheme 2021 £90,000 3 years Inner London-wide
Haggerston School Truancy, exclusion & behaviour management 2021 £40,950 1 year Hackney
Oasis Children's Venture Truancy, exclusion & behaviour management 2021 £75,000 3 years Lambeth
Organisation name Grant type Date Size Duration Location
Single Homeless Project Widening participation 2022 £32,487 1 year Greenwich, Lewisham
Care Trade (The Autism Project) New initiatives 2022 £3,175 1 year Lambeth, Southwark
Setpoint New initiatives 2022 £20,950 3 years Tower Hamlets
The Wellington Trust Widening participation 2022 £15,058 1 year Newham
Future Men Truancy, exclusion & behaviour management 2022 £25,000 1 year Wandsworth, Westminster
EcoActive New initiatives 2022 £24,246 2 years Hackney
Theatre Peckham Widening participation 2022 £20,000 1 year Southwark
The Big House Widening participation 2022 £20,000 1 year Inner London-wide
The Photography Foundation Widening participation 2022 £10,000 1 year Greenwich, Lewisham
The Arts Emergency Service Widening participation 2022 £25,000 1 year Inner London-wide
XLP Truancy, exclusion & behaviour management 2022 £30,000 1 year Inner London-wide
The Social Mobility Foundation Widening participation 2022 £25,000 1 year Inner London-wide
Katherine Low Settlement Widening participation 2022 £25,600 1 year Wandsworth
The Economist Educational Foundation New initiatives 2021 £33,516 2 years Inner London-wide
The Charterhouse New initiatives 2021 £32,784 1 year Various
Hoxton Hall Widening participation 2021 £39,000 1 year Hackney, Islington, Tower Hamlets
Debate Mate Ltd Truancy, exclusion & behaviour management 2021 £31,176 1 year Inner London-wide
The Samosa Widening participation 2021 £110,000 2 years Inner London-wide
Number Champions New initiatives 2021 £20,000 2 years Inner London-wide
Fitzrovia Youth in Action New initiatives 2021 £15,000 3 years Camden
The AHOY Centre Charity Truancy, exclusion & behaviour management 2021 £30,000 3 years Greenwich, Lewisham
Caritas Anchor House New initiatives 2021 £39,998 2 years Newham
Scarabeus Aerial Theatre New initiatives 2021 £30,000 3 years Inner London-wide
The World Reimagined New initiatives 2021 £44,472 2 years Inner London-wide
Future Frontiers Widening participation 2021 £23,737 1 year Inner London-wide
The Frontline Organisation Widening participation 2021 £60,000 3 years Various
Ministry of Stories New initiatives 2021 £15,000 1 year Hackney, Islington, Tower Hamlets
University of Westminster Bursary/scholarship scheme 2021 £90,000 3 years Inner London-wide
Haggerston School Truancy, exclusion & behaviour management 2021 £40,950 1 year Hackney
Oasis Children's Venture Truancy, exclusion & behaviour management 2021 £75,000 3 years Lambeth