Salesforce has awarded The Access Project over £360,000 to support disadvantaged young people in London to secure places at top universities.

Supporting over 320 London students

The Salesforce grant, worth $500,000 (approximately £360,000), has been awarded to The Access Project to fund vital tuition and mentoring support for 320 London students in Years 12 and 13 over the next two years. Through our programme students will be equipped with the tools, skills and confidence to apply successfully to and secure places at top universities.

Students from six schools in the capital currently working with The Access Project will benefit from this support. These schools are:

Funding will also be used to help our students to successfully transition to university. Young people from disadvantaged backgrounds are more likely to face challenges when they get to university. Non-continuation rates among disadvantaged students are higher than those of their more affluent peers.

A partnership that makes a huge difference

Nathan Sansom, Chief Executive, said: “We are enormously grateful to Salesforce for their support. So many disadvantaged young people have been enormously impacted by the pandemic – and are at risk of falling behind. We want to ensure that this crisis does not prevent them from achieving their full potential. Now, more than ever, we know that extra help is needed – and our tuition and mentoring have been enormously valuable to our students. Thanks to Salesforce we will be able to help some of London’s most disadvantaged young people.”

Ron Smith, VP Salesforce Education Initiatives, said: “We are excited to support The Access Project’s impactful work delivering tutoring, mentoring, and support for year 12 and 13 students to help get them on a successful path towards university.”

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