Support us

Why your support matters

Our work in helping some of Oxfordshire’s most disadvantaged primary pupils is more vital than ever. To support the work we do, simply click here. All donations, no matter how big or small, will help us in our quest to improve the life chances of thousands of children.

At Quest for Learning we firmly believe that education expands our horizons, fires our imagination, and gives us pleasure and opportunity in life. But not all children flourish at school and unfortunately our programmes remain as relevant, in demand and impactful as they did 25 years ago when we were founded.

We are always grateful for any donation, however small.

If you would like to set up a direct debit to donate on a monthly basis or would like to support us in some other way, please contact Anne via fundraising@questforlearning.org.uk.

Three ways to donate for free!

If you are a frequent shopper on Amazon, simply switch to their charity website Amazon Smile, and we will receive 0.5% of the price on anything you buy, at no extra cost to you! On your first visit you need to select the charity you want to support, so look us up with ‘Quest for Learning’ or Charity Number 1107219, then just remember to go onto the website via the Amazon Smile page.

Easy Fundraising offers another excellent way to provide donations to us through online purchases made from a wide variety of retailers, including John Lewis, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Booking.com, Ebay, M&S, Argos and around 4,000 others. The amount of the donation varies with the retailer.  Simply register with Easy Fundraising, choose Quest for Learning as the charity, and when shopping online, go into your chosen retailer website via  Easy Fundraising.

Give as you Live will also give us a donation every time you use it to shop online! Again, a wide variety of retailers participate (around 4,300 including Amazon), so there is overlap with Easy Fundraising and Amazon Smile – just choose whichever scheme suits you. Sign up by creating an account on our Give as you Live charity homepage. Once you have an account, whenever shopping online you just need to remember to start at your Give as you Live portal, and go in to your chosen retailer from there.

Support us

As an individual

We are always grateful for any donation, however small.

If you would like to set up a direct debit to donate on a monthly basis or would like to support us in some other way, please drop us a line at: fundraising@questforlearning.org.uk.

As a business

Are you a local business who is interested in making a real difference to your community? We’d love to hear from you!

Over the past twenty years, we have worked with a number of local businesses who have generously donated time and in-kind support through schemes such as Red Thread and Nexus.

We have also been supported financially by companies including Invesco, the Oak Investment Partnership, Arnold Clark,  Usborne Publishing, and Waitrose

You may be able to fundraise for us for a year or offer match-funding for our own efforts. Alternatively, you may be looking for volunteer opportunities for your staff. Do drop us a line at fundraising@questforlearning.org.uk

Trusts and Foundations

Much of our work is supported by grants and donations from charitable trusts and foundations who share our commitment to improving life chances for some of the most disadvantaged children in Oxfordshire.

If you manage, or know of a fund to which we could apply, please do get in touch at fundraising@questforlearning.org.uk.

For more information about the size and structure of Quest for Learning, click here.

We would like to thank all the donors – individual, corporate and charitable – whose generosity ensures we can continue to help children reach their full potential.

In the past year, we have been supported by: 

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All Souls College
Anton Jurgens Charitable Trust
Arnold Clarke Community Fund
Christ Church College
Christopher Laing Foundation
Cottsway Housing Association
DCR Allen Charitable Trust
Didcot Powerhouse Fund
Doris Field Charitable Trust
Green Hall Foundation
Grocers’ Charity
Invesco Cares Foundation
The Leathersellers’ Company Charitable Fund
Lennox Hannay Charitable Trust
Lifelines International
Masonic Charitable Trust
Miss Lawrence Trust
Oxfordshire Community Foundation
P F Charitable Trust
Postcode Society Trust
R G Hills Charitable Trust
Robert and Margaret Moss Charitable Trust

Rowse Family Trust
Sarah Nowell Education Fund
Skipton Charitable Foundation
Sovereign Housing Association
St Michael’s and All Saints Charities
Tambour Foundation
Tescos
The Brian Murtagh Charitable Trust
The Stanton Ballard Charitable Trust
The Volant Charitable Trust
University of Oxford

Our charity

We aim to support primary-age children with literacy and maths, helping to close the attainment gap between the most disadvantaged children and their peers, improving academic achievement and overall life chances. We deliver our interventions in primary schools in Oxfordshire which either self-select or are identified through research.

In addition to a small income generated from the training programme, the charity is primarily funded by grants from charitable trusts and foundations. We also work in partnership with housing associations to deliver teaching and training in specific areas of the county. Some of our schools self-fund the interventions.  

We currently rent an office within Thameside Primary School in Abingdon.

Thameside Primary School, Cotman Close, Abingdon, OX14 5NL

  • Quest for Learning is managed by a full-time Executive Director and six part-time executive staff.
  • We employ tutors on fixed term contracts, according to demand.
  • The charity is overseen by a board of trustees, currently numbering 8.
  • We have one regular volunteer and others who help the charity on an ad-hoc basis.
  • We employ freelance training consultants to run our training courses.

The latest accounts can be seen here.

 

Quest for Learning is a charity registered with the Charity Commission. For more details, click here. 

Charity number: 1107219

Registered Company Number: 5273829

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Pupils achieved up to 41 months progress in reading accuracy after just 15 hours.

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Pupils achieved up to 58 months progress in reading comprehension after just 15 hours.

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95% teachers expected pupils to achieve better assessment results as a result of our Maths programme.

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