Funding level: £10,001 to £25,000


Why does CoachBright exist?
Social Mobility! Our aim is to make sure no child’s background determines their future.

We want to widen access to university for pupils from low-income communities so they can lead the lives they want.

Currently, only 21% of pupils on free school meals go to university compared to 96% of their private school counterparts.

What do we do?
We run unique academic coaching programmes for 13-18 year olds where each of our pupils improve their self-confidence, their work ethic and their subject grade.

We do this by matching them with the best university student coaches. Together, they work 1-1 over a school term leaving that pupil more motivated, equipped and able to succeed.

What would Aviva Community Fund mean for us?
Transformative and a game-changer!

We’ve been operating for 3 years and know that our programmes can have a significant impact for our pupils. Every school we worked with last academic year have decided to renew and work with us again.

Out of our Class of 2017, 94% are going to university and 70% are going to a top third university. For reference, this is above the national picture which is 63% of independent school pupils and 29% of state school pupils going to a top third institution.

This academic year (2017/18), we are supporting over 600 pupils to achieve their goals and lead the lives they want. With your support, we want to grow our work sustainably to reach 1000 pupils in particular in the South West.

Funding will go towards training more volunteer coaches, marketing our work to new schools and expanding our operations in the South West so we can reach more pupils across Devon.

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Tackling one of society's biggest social problems, CoachBright helps pupils improve their attitude, work ethic and academic performance which ultimately transforms their life chances. Vital if we want a equal and fair society.

Location: St Lukes Campus, Exeter, United Kingdom