Why donate to The Access Project?

Talent is everywhere, but opportunity is not. In 2023, young people from the most disadvantaged backgrounds are almost three times less likely to get a place at a top university compared to their better-off peers. We want to make sure all young people have the same opportunities to make the most of their education.

The Access Project combats educational inequality through unique tutoring, mentoring, and enrichment programmes. We empower disadvantaged young people, helping them raise their grades, boost their confidence, and realise their full potential.

Around 25% of our programme is paid for by schools. The rest is funded by university partners, corporate sponsorships, and donations from people like you.

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.

Your donation 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.”

Give Another Way

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.

Payroll giving

To make a tax-efficient donation out of your salary each month. Please fill out this form and give it to your payroll department. Can you help us promote payroll giving where you work? Get in touch.


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.

“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 and now on the board of trustees.