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6 February 2024

Impetus Seeks Two Partners to Improve School Engagement and/or Reduce Exclusions

Impetus and the Henry Smith Charity are looking for two impact-led not-for-profit organisations that are working to improve:

  • School engagement and reduce exclusions and lost learning for students in mainstream schools and/or
  • Engagement and/or attainment outcomes for children who have been excluded from school.

This round will provide the following to two Impetus charity partners:

  • £100,000 in core, unrestricted funding per year for two years (with potential for Impetus to become a longer-term funder).
  • Hands-on support from the Impetus Investment Team to help the charity partner shape plans for impact and growth.
  • Support from the Impetus network of pro bono experts, on anything from strategy planning and financial modelling to legal support
  • Access to peer learning forums; providing training, networking and co-learning opportunities with the other 25 charity partners
  • Access to sector-based coalitions to influence policy and the national conversation on the issues faced by the young people served by Impetus.
  • Access to co-investment through the Impetus network of donors.

The funding and support is for organisations who are committed to improving outcomes in at least one of the below outcomes, and managing and refining their programme in the pursuit of them:

  • School attendance
  • Fixed Term Exclusions / Suspensions
  • Permanent exclusions, managed moves and unexplained school exits.

They may also be working towards improved:

  • Attainment & Qualifications.
  • Post-school destinations (education, employment and training).

There is particular interest in applications from the following:

  • Charities or third sector organisations working with schools to improve engagement and/or reduce exclusions.
  • Organisations taking a place-based approach, working across different settings.
  • Mainstream multi-academy trusts or other groups of schools working to improve school engagement and reduce exclusions, through one or more centralised multi-school initiative(s).

To be eligible, each organisation must:

  • Be delivering its exclusions related work predominately in England.
  • Have a minimum turnover of £250,000 based on last audited/examined accounts.
  • Be working with a minimum of 100 young people directly or 1,000 young people indirectly.

The deadline to complete the online eligibility form is 16 February 2024 (midnight).

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