Our impact

Since SHINE was established in 1999, we have invested more than £34.5 million in projects helping over 1.4 million children from 20,000 schools. Almost 200,000 of these children have been reached by SHINE-funded programmes in schools; and in addition, more than 1.2 million disadvantaged children have benefitted from access to SHINE-funded programmes online.

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Our impact 2022 / 2023

How we make a difference

A child’s future outcomes should not be determined by their background or economic circumstances, yet that is the reality holding back many children in the North of England.

Our long-term aim is to break down the barriers to learning faced by children from low-income backgrounds, so they get the same opportunities as their peers. To do this, we fund and develop innovative projects that are designed to improve educational outcomes for less-advantaged children, unlocking their true potential.

We work hand-in-hand with schools, and individual communities in the most deprived parts of the North. We collaborate with teachers, philanthropists and other key stakeholders who share our aim of levelling the playing field for children.