Why we matter

We don’t believe that your race, ethnicity or background should limit what you can achieve in life.

Our work directly addresses some of the key challenges that hold people back.

Disadvantage starts early

We believe all young people should receive the education, training and support they need to reach their potential.  Too many young people start at a disadvantage.



Career progression is not equal

We believe that everyone should be able to progress in their career based on their skills and performance, not limited by factors unrelated to their work.


Getting into employment is harder for some groups than others

We believe everyone should have the opportunity to enter the career of their choice based on their skills and abilities, not their background.


This is why we strive everyday to impact the lives of young people of diverse ethnic heritage through our work with schools, universities and communities. This is why we matter.



Office for National Statistics (ONS), Gender Pay Gap in the UK (2021)

Office for National Statistics (ONS), Low and high pay in the UK (2022)

Parker Review, ‘Improving the Ethnic Diversity of UK Business’ (2023)

Department for Education, “School Exclusion Statistics” (2023)

Aldridge Foundation, ‘The Forgotten Generation (2023)

Office for National Statistics – Census maps (2021)

Personnel Today, HR (2023)

TUC (2023)