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

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Organisation name Grant type Date Size Duration Location
Pembroke House Truancy, exclusion & behaviour management 2017 £102,747 3 years Southwark
School Home Support Truancy, exclusion & behaviour management 2017 £24,000 3 years Islington
The Aldgate School Portal Trust partner 2017 £32,000 1 year City of London
Theatre Royal Stratford East Widening participation 2017 £30,000 2 years Inner London-wide
Lyric Theatre Hammersmith Ltd Widening participation 2017 £34,000 1 year Hammersmith & Fulham
The Samosa Widening participation 2017 £30,000 1 year Inner London-wide
British Exploring Society Widening participation 2017 £120,000 3 years Inner London-wide
Building Crafts College Truancy, exclusion & behaviour management 2017 £120,000 3 years Inner London-wide
Fostering Network New initiatives 2017 £30,000 1 year Inner London-wide
Milestone Foundation Prisoner education 2017 £75,925 3 years Inner London-wide
Stepney All Saints CofE Secondary School Portal Trust partner 2016 £9,000 1 year Tower Hamlets
Stepney All Saints CofE Secondary School Portal Trust partner 2016 £3,000 1 year Tower Hamlets
The AHOY Centre Charity Truancy, exclusion & behaviour management 2016 £10,000 1 year Various
Cripplegate Foundation New initiatives 2016 £10,000 1 year Islington
London College of Fashion Prisoner education 2016 £17,750 1 year Inner London-wide
The Aldgate School Portal Trust partner 2016 £17,500 1 year City of London
Stepney All Saints CofE Secondary School Portal Trust partner 2016 £64,400 1 year Tower Hamlets
The Wellington Trust Widening participation 2016 £46,832 1 year Inner London-wide
The Aldgate School Portal Trust partner 2016 £6,000 1 year City of London
The Aldgate School Portal Trust partner 2016 £81,558 2 years City of London
Stepney All Saints CofE Secondary School Portal Trust partner 2016 £1,500 1 year Tower Hamlets
Stepney All Saints CofE Secondary School Portal Trust partner 2016 £11,086 1 year Tower Hamlets
Centrepoint Soho New initiatives 2016 £58,251 2 years Hammersmith & Fulham
Chance UK Truancy, exclusion & behaviour management 2016 £35,000 1 year Hackney
Hand Engravers' Association of Great Britain Bursary/scholarship scheme 2016 £26,520 3 years Islington
Irene Taylor Trust Prisoner education 2016 £8,720 1 year Newham
University of East London Bursary/scholarship scheme 2016 £25,000 1 year Inner London-wide
St. Mary's University, Twickenham Widening participation 2016 £400,000 4 years Inner London-wide
Organisation name Grant type Date Size Duration Location
Pembroke House Truancy, exclusion & behaviour management 2017 £102,747 3 years Southwark
School Home Support Truancy, exclusion & behaviour management 2017 £24,000 3 years Islington
The Aldgate School Portal Trust partner 2017 £32,000 1 year City of London
Theatre Royal Stratford East Widening participation 2017 £30,000 2 years Inner London-wide
Lyric Theatre Hammersmith Ltd Widening participation 2017 £34,000 1 year Hammersmith & Fulham
The Samosa Widening participation 2017 £30,000 1 year Inner London-wide
British Exploring Society Widening participation 2017 £120,000 3 years Inner London-wide
Building Crafts College Truancy, exclusion & behaviour management 2017 £120,000 3 years Inner London-wide
Fostering Network New initiatives 2017 £30,000 1 year Inner London-wide
Milestone Foundation Prisoner education 2017 £75,925 3 years Inner London-wide
Stepney All Saints CofE Secondary School Portal Trust partner 2016 £9,000 1 year Tower Hamlets
Stepney All Saints CofE Secondary School Portal Trust partner 2016 £3,000 1 year Tower Hamlets
The AHOY Centre Charity Truancy, exclusion & behaviour management 2016 £10,000 1 year Various
Cripplegate Foundation New initiatives 2016 £10,000 1 year Islington
London College of Fashion Prisoner education 2016 £17,750 1 year Inner London-wide
The Aldgate School Portal Trust partner 2016 £17,500 1 year City of London
Stepney All Saints CofE Secondary School Portal Trust partner 2016 £64,400 1 year Tower Hamlets
The Wellington Trust Widening participation 2016 £46,832 1 year Inner London-wide
The Aldgate School Portal Trust partner 2016 £6,000 1 year City of London
The Aldgate School Portal Trust partner 2016 £81,558 2 years City of London
Stepney All Saints CofE Secondary School Portal Trust partner 2016 £1,500 1 year Tower Hamlets
Stepney All Saints CofE Secondary School Portal Trust partner 2016 £11,086 1 year Tower Hamlets
Centrepoint Soho New initiatives 2016 £58,251 2 years Hammersmith & Fulham
Chance UK Truancy, exclusion & behaviour management 2016 £35,000 1 year Hackney
Hand Engravers' Association of Great Britain Bursary/scholarship scheme 2016 £26,520 3 years Islington
Irene Taylor Trust Prisoner education 2016 £8,720 1 year Newham
University of East London Bursary/scholarship scheme 2016 £25,000 1 year Inner London-wide
St. Mary's University, Twickenham Widening participation 2016 £400,000 4 years Inner London-wide