Why The Access Project?

Young people from the most disadvantaged backgrounds are five times less likely to go to a top university in comparison to more advantaged students.

Through our work in schools, and with the support of our volunteer tutors, this can be changed. The Access Project believes that every young person, regardless of background, should have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Zein is just one of our alumni and is now studying Psychology at Warwick University, a dream he thought could never be achieved after arriving in the UK as a refugee. Watch his story to see how the programme transformed his education.

A regular gift to The Access Project will give students like Zein the chance to thrive.

“With the support of my school and The Access Project, I was once again given hope.”

“There’s no way I’d be where I am today without The Access Project, and I think that’s true for a lot of kids who benefit from their work. Above all, the charity gives hope. That means everything to a 16-year-old council estate lad like I was, who knows that the odds are stacked against him”. 

Tahmid, former student who is now on our board of trustees.


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Fundraise for us

Organise a sponsored activity or fundraising events for us to help more young people succeed. You can set up a fundraising page for us on Justgiving or Virgin Giving. We want to support you with your idea – please contact us.

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Leave a legacy

Fund an education that lasts a lifetime by leaving us a gift in your will. 

Become a partner

We work with partners in business, education and philanthropy to help bright young students from disadvantaged backgrounds overcome barriers and unlock brilliant futures.