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 208 results

Organisation name Grant type Date Size Duration Location
The Brilliant Club Widening participation 2018 £74,200 3 years Various
Caritas Anchor House New initiatives 2018 £40,000 1 year Newham
First Star Academies UK Widening participation 2018 £219,000 3 years Inner London-wide
London Music Fund Bursary/scholarship scheme 2018 £24,000 4 years Inner London-wide
Pembroke College Bursary/scholarship scheme 2018 £120,000 3 years Inner London-wide
The Bridge School Truancy, exclusion & behaviour management 2018 £3,200 1 year Islington
British Film Institute Widening participation 2018 £25,000 1 year Inner London-wide
The Institute for Statecraft Truancy, exclusion & behaviour management 2018 £18,810 2 years Tower Hamlets
King Edward's School Witley Bursary/scholarship scheme 2018 £500,000 7 years Inner London-wide
London College of Fashion Prisoner education 2018 £19,773 1 year Inner London-wide
Lyric Theatre Hammersmith Widening participation 2018 £35,000 1 year Various
Skinners' Academy Widening participation 2018 £25,000 1 year Hackney, Islington
Aldgate School Portal Trust partner 2017 £75,000 1 year City of London
British Academy New initiatives 2017 £9,719 1 year Inner London-wide
London College of Fashion Prisoner education 2017 £6,591 1 year Inner London-wide
Aldgate School Portal Trust partner 2017 £17,260 1 year City of London
Box Clever Theatre Company Bursary/scholarship scheme 2017 £60,000 2 years Inner London-wide
The Clink Charity Prisoner education 2017 £19,917 1 year Lambeth
Country Trust New initiatives 2017 £13,367 1 year Lewisham
Futures Theatre Truancy, exclusion & behaviour management 2017 £15,000 1 year Inner London-wide
Institute of Education, UCL Truancy, exclusion & behaviour management 2017 £36,000 1 year Inner London-wide
Goldsmiths, University of London Prisoner education 2017 £27,250 1 year Inner London-wide
Queen Mary University of London Widening participation 2017 £44,720 1 year Inner London-wide
Stepney All Saints CofE Secondary School Portal Trust partner 2017 £68,000 1 year Tower Hamlets
University of Westminster Bursary/scholarship scheme 2017 £30,000 3 years Inner London-wide
The Wellington Trust Widening participation 2017 £63,895 1 year Inner London-wide
London College of Fashion Prisoner education 2017 £7,272 1 year Inner London-wide
Hampshire County Council Portal Trust partner 2017 £178,275 3 years Tower Hamlets
Khulisa Prisoner education 2017 £44,392 3 years Inner London-wide
London Design & Engineering UTC Widening participation 2017 £69,500 1 year Newham
Organisation name Grant type Date Size Duration Location
The Brilliant Club Widening participation 2018 £74,200 3 years Various
Caritas Anchor House New initiatives 2018 £40,000 1 year Newham
First Star Academies UK Widening participation 2018 £219,000 3 years Inner London-wide
London Music Fund Bursary/scholarship scheme 2018 £24,000 4 years Inner London-wide
Pembroke College Bursary/scholarship scheme 2018 £120,000 3 years Inner London-wide
The Bridge School Truancy, exclusion & behaviour management 2018 £3,200 1 year Islington
British Film Institute Widening participation 2018 £25,000 1 year Inner London-wide
The Institute for Statecraft Truancy, exclusion & behaviour management 2018 £18,810 2 years Tower Hamlets
King Edward's School Witley Bursary/scholarship scheme 2018 £500,000 7 years Inner London-wide
London College of Fashion Prisoner education 2018 £19,773 1 year Inner London-wide
Lyric Theatre Hammersmith Widening participation 2018 £35,000 1 year Various
Skinners' Academy Widening participation 2018 £25,000 1 year Hackney, Islington
Aldgate School Portal Trust partner 2017 £75,000 1 year City of London
British Academy New initiatives 2017 £9,719 1 year Inner London-wide
London College of Fashion Prisoner education 2017 £6,591 1 year Inner London-wide
Aldgate School Portal Trust partner 2017 £17,260 1 year City of London
Box Clever Theatre Company Bursary/scholarship scheme 2017 £60,000 2 years Inner London-wide
The Clink Charity Prisoner education 2017 £19,917 1 year Lambeth
Country Trust New initiatives 2017 £13,367 1 year Lewisham
Futures Theatre Truancy, exclusion & behaviour management 2017 £15,000 1 year Inner London-wide
Institute of Education, UCL Truancy, exclusion & behaviour management 2017 £36,000 1 year Inner London-wide
Goldsmiths, University of London Prisoner education 2017 £27,250 1 year Inner London-wide
Queen Mary University of London Widening participation 2017 £44,720 1 year Inner London-wide
Stepney All Saints CofE Secondary School Portal Trust partner 2017 £68,000 1 year Tower Hamlets
University of Westminster Bursary/scholarship scheme 2017 £30,000 3 years Inner London-wide
The Wellington Trust Widening participation 2017 £63,895 1 year Inner London-wide
London College of Fashion Prisoner education 2017 £7,272 1 year Inner London-wide
Hampshire County Council Portal Trust partner 2017 £178,275 3 years Tower Hamlets
Khulisa Prisoner education 2017 £44,392 3 years Inner London-wide
London Design & Engineering UTC Widening participation 2017 £69,500 1 year Newham