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Ark (Absolute Return for Kids) is an international charity, transforming lives through education. Ark exists to give every young person, regardless of their background, a great education and real choices in life. In the UK, they operate a network of 37 schools in England, educating more than 27,000 pupils. The Ark Schools are non-selective and in areas of high economic and education need all have the same underlying principle – that every young person can access university or careers of their choice. Ark also incubates, launches and scales initiatives and projects that address some of the most intractable issues in education and society.

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Oxplore is an innovation digital outreach portal from the University of Oxford. As the ‘Home of Big Questions’ it aims to engage those from 11 to 18 years with debates and ideas that go beyond what is covered in the classroom. Big questions tackle complex ideas across a wide range of subjects and draw on the latest research undertaken at Oxford. Oxplore aims to realise aspirations, promote broader thinking and stimulate intellectual curiosity.

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Inn Churches

Inn Churches provides shelter in churches and practical support for those that need it the most. The Foundation supported the Storehouse Project which included upgrading their café and offering training to both community groups as well as those coming from homeless backgrounds to develop their cooking skills and improve their resilience, to ultimately facilitate working their way out of poverty.

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