We are truly thankful to all of our funders who make it possible for us to provide relatable role models and support to thousands of pupils across the UK. Together, we aim to see every state school and college in the UK supported by a thriving and engaged alumni community, which improves students’ motivation, confidence and life chances.
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The Blagrave Trust has supported the pilot of Future First's In-House service. The project involves a Future First staff member working part-time on site to rapidly embed a culture of alumni engagement in each one. The In-House Alumni Officer for supports each school to build and grow their community of formers students to return to support today’s young people.
The Commercial Education Trust was one of the first supporters of Future First's 'Alumni in the Curriculum' programme.. The programme sees former students return to their old classrooms to 'co-teach' elements of the curriculum, which relates to their jobs, demonstrating how the school curriculum links to the world of work.
This strand of our work has been developed to bring the curriculum to life and engage students by showing the practical application of learning.
The Dulverton Trust
The Dulverton Trust has supported Future First since 2014. Our first partnership focused on supporting Future First’s work in the North-West. Currently, the focus is on underpinning Future First’s transition to a more self-financing operating model.
Careers and Enterprise Company
Future First has received funding from the government’s Careers and Enterprise Company (CEC) since 2016 to boost social mobility by helping prepare young people for the world of work.
Esmée Fairbairn Foundation has played a critical role in Future First’s development. Esmée Fairbairn were one of our earliest supporters. Our current partnership facilitated the arrival of our first Executive Chair, Christine Gilbert.
Garfield Weston Foundation is one of Future First’s flagship partners. Garfield Weston’s support has been vital to supporting our network of schools reach more of their former students and deepen the impact they have had on current students. The partnership has also played a key role in our transition to a more self-financing operating model. In 2021, Future First was awarded a grant of £50K to continue to extend our reach and impact and support more young people in state schools and colleges.
Jack Petchey Foundation
The Jack Petchey Foundation have supported Future First since 2013, providing subsidies for schools with the Jack Petchey Foundation Achievement Award in London and Essex, which is now our largest region.
The Pears Foundation plays a key role in supporting Future First’s core work. Our partnership with The Pears Foundation has underpinned our national expansion and our transition to a more self-financing operating model. Their support has enabled us to have a bigger impact on students across our network of schools.
Rothschild & Co. Charitable Giving Programme support Future First to develop and implement an innovative employability skills programme supporting young people at risk of being NEET (not entering education, employment or training).
The Waterloo Foundation
Future first is delighted to be working with The Waterloo Foundation to build alumni networks in schools across Powys, South Wales