Project information

London Education Partnership Awards

Raising the aspirations of young people and raising standards in education throughout London

January 2012 - December 2012

Charity information: The Institute of Education

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  • Need


    Going to university has an immediate positive impact on young people's ambitions, attainment and confidence. It can increase someone's earnings by £100,000 over a lifetime. But how to open up this opportunity to more people?


    Our awards highlight the fantastic work being done to get more people from non-traditional backgrounds going on to university.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Recognise and reward programmes that change young people's lives


    » Awards open to schools, 6th forms, colleges, employers and universities who are working together to encourage young people to pursue higher education

    What success will look like

    Success will be... innovative and successful partnership programmes that open up opportunity and change people's futures for the better

  • Impact


    3,500 schools, colleges, universities, employers and community organisations are invited to take part and told about others' successes. This means that the awards have an impact not just on the communities of those who enter but also on the communities around other schools and organisations, encouraging a more creative approach to their own activities. Our media plan includes local coverage throughout and beyond London, so news of good ideas will spread.


    Lack of funding may put the awards at risk. The opportunity to fund one award at £9,332 makes a manageable investment to enable the project to go forward.


    Supporters attend the award ceremony as VIP guests, plus they will receive twice yearly mailings. There is a website ( and media activity too.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £66,608

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      Amount Heading Description
      £48,681 Staff costs Organising, publicising and assessing the awards
      £9,197 Awards ceremony Venue and catering
      £8,730 Print and website Mailings to 3,500 schools and organisations, website
  • Background


    We stand for the power of education to improve lives: we believe it is the best tool to combat disadvantage and help people achieve their potential. Our work aims to make education better so that more people can lead better lives. We are number one for education research nationally and we work with government, third sector organisations and schools to put our research to practical use. We train 1,000 new teachers each year, and provide specialised masters and other courses for many more.


    Young people in and around London at risk of missing out on a permanent opportunity to make their careers, and futures, brighter

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    This is a high-impact proposal made at a time when bold leadership is desperately needed. We have a reputation for excellence and effectiveness in our work, and we are building on an already successful and well-known programme with five years of history behind it.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Paulette Williams

    Project Manager