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Project information

One Degree More

If Charles Darwin hadn't been able to go to University we might have very different theories about how we got here. Help a disadvantaged student go to university and who knows where their journey might take them? They might just end up changing the world.

One Year

Charity information: Wiltshire Community Foundation

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  • Need


    Some talented young people’s home circumstances prevent them from going to university - perhaps they have to care for a parent, work to support younger siblings, or come from a low income family.


    One Degree More aims to support 30 students per year from across Wiltshire and Swindon to realise their dream of going to university.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To support 30 young disadvantaged people each year realise their dream of going to University.


    » By working with local schools and organisations we will identify young people who need this help to fulfill their potential.

    What success will look like

    Success will be having a community of young people achieving their academic goals and going on to build careers in their chosen fields to the benefit of society as a whole.

  • Impact


    Knowing that support is available will raise the aspirations of young people in the area to achieve greater things than they might have thought possible before. The success stories of each individual student will be testament to the importance of the funding they received through One Degree More.


    We are able to support children from West Wiltshire already but would like to spread this to the whole county. We know there are beneficiaries waiting to be found but the risk is that the funding cannot be raised. We are making a significant investment in publicising the need and our campaign to meet it.


    Regular articles on our website and in newsletters and other publications about the students successes.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £2,500,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £2,500,000 Endowment Earning £250k per year for grants prgramme

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Shuker Educational Fund £2,500,000 Guaranteed
  • Background


    The project is aimed at young people from the County of Wiltshire and The Borough of Swindon.


    Students from the 40 secondary schools in the region

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are the largest independent grant maker to the voluntary sector in the area and already support young individuals in education through an existing legacy. We have built up expertise in the area of educational funding.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Heidi Yorke

    Project Director with oversight of the educational funding programme.

    Chan Citroda

    Grants Officer with responsibility for the educational funding programme. Chan has great links with local schools and experience of educational grant

Angela Bunce

Angela Bunce

I am from a low income family, when I found out I’d been awarded a grant I cried with happiness, someone thought I was good enough to go to university

Angela Bunce, One Degree More Scholar