SHINE, Support and help in education.

SHINE is an education charity that works with teachers, schools, and other organisations, helping disadvantaged children in the North of England to fulfil their true potential.

Every child deserves the best start in life – regardless of background or where they live.

We fund dozens of educational projects around the North West, North East, and Yorkshire & Humber, all aimed at improving outcomes for the most disadvantaged and levelling the playing field for all children.

We back great ideas in the classroom and work with others in the areas of greatest need to drive change that is locally led.

Find out more about what we do

Let Teachers SHINE 2024

Applications are now open for Let Teachers SHINE 2024, with grants of up to £25k on offer for teachers with great ideas.

Latest from SHINE

Some of our success stories


I am so proud to be associated with SHINE because we’re on the same page, we share the same mission of having an impact and creating something that’s going to make that difference.

Bruno Reddy Creator, Times Table Rockstars

As a Patron, I am committed to helping SHINE to tackle educational challenges head-on across the North of England.

Sir Howard Bernstein former Chief Executive of Manchester City Council and SHINE Patron