The Patron Schools Initiative, supports educators and funds projects to improve education with refurbishment and construction of new schools, harnessing their multiplier effects in key areas of society

Recent Activities – Highlights

Providing leading senior patronage and support to the PTI in helping it expand online support and teacher development to help over 7,000 teachers, largely from the state school system, helping over 750,000 leads per year. www.ptieducation.org/

Continuing to support Career Ready and Young Enterprise by committing to provide significant funding for young state school leavers to attend workshop events in Patron’s offices, a wide range of work placements and mentoring with Patron’s subsidiary companies Punch Taverns and Powerleague as part of the Career Ready programs.

Donating over £50,000 to the JLE and relative/similar charities and providing space on a regular basis for their educational events and delivering presentations to support their teaching.

Donating £10,000 to the Black Heart Foundation, including a Christopher Yebuah scholarship, and with matched funding this will enable education scholarships to be awarded to, at least two individuals from under-privileged and under-resourced communities and to fund their further university education. www.blackheartfoundation.org/

Meeting the costs for Work Avenue to deliver an important on-line seminar “Defining Your Second Career”, helping people get back into work after redundancy, career breaks or other reasons.

Providing a significant gift to the Rustandy Centre to provide new scholarships to support two gifted students at Rustandy Centre for Social Sector Innovation, part of the University of Chicago Booth (Business School) Social Enterprise Initiative; and for the Social Sector Innovation to fund their work in areas relevant to helping support the new fund providing homes for women and their families fleeing domestic abuse. www.chicagobooth.edu/research/rustandy