CLOSE THE COVID GAP CAMPAIGN
In January last year, we launched our 2021 fundraising campaign, ‘Close the Covid Gap’. With Covid-19 exposing and exacerbating inequalities in our society, we set an ambitious target of raising £250,000 over the course of the year, to combat the lost learning opportunities, cancelled internships and significant financial hardship faced by underrepresented students across the UK.
Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, we were able to raise £241,683 towards the campaign, equivalent to over 96% of a stretching target! The funds raised in our #CloseTheCovidGap campaign will be used in line with our regional expansion strategy, which focuses on supporting more students from social mobility coldspots outside of London, including areas that have been hit particularly hard by Covid-19. Amongst other things, they will create an extra 140+ places on our intensive programme of support in 2022.
With the effects of the pandemic still being felt throughout the world, we need to redouble our efforts this year to ensure that we Close the Covid Gap! Watch this space to hear about our plans for 2022, and how you can get involved.
DONATIONS RECEIVED : £236,481.00
Goal - £250,000
Received - £236,481.00
Ways to get involved
Our work within your organisation and introducing upReach to your recruitment, diversity and CSR teams.
An upReach Associate to help provide professional and careers-focussed support.
With us to fund specific events, scholarships and training skills workshops.
To help fund one of our programmes of support, either through a one-off gift, regular donations or by donating through your employer’s Payroll Giving Scheme. More information for each can be found below.
WAYS TO DONATE
THE DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY BOARD
Be the catalyst that accelerates upReach’s growth and transforms social mobility. The upReach Development Advisory Board was established in 2018 to enable individuals to support our mission to boost social mobility in the UK. Each Board member is invited to help us develop our long term strategy, and commit to making an annual contribution to the Charity for at least two years. We are very grateful for the investment in upReach that these individuals have made which has enabled us to accelerate our growth: Anush Newman, Managing Partner, JMAN Group Brian Gilvary, CFO, BP plc Ed Shuckburgh, Director, Montagu Jennifer Chamandi Boghossian, Shoe Designer and ex-Banker.
upReach is registered with the Fundraising Regulator. This means that we fundraise in accordance with the Fundraising Promise and the Code of Fundraising Practice.