Oxford Scholastica Foundation

If you’re an Oxford Scholastica Academy student and you want to make a positive difference to society, we want to help! We support our students’ social impact projects and charities around the world through the Oxford Scholastica Academy Foundation. Learn more about the Foundation and how to get involved below.

Summer school alumni
As part of our mission to make the world a better place, we want to support social impact projects that our students and alumni are passionate about. That’s why we set up the Oxford Scholastica Academy Foundation, through which we are able to provide advice, publicity and funding to students’ charities and projects.

While we are able to give larger sums to help fund projects set up by Oxford Scholastica alumni, we are also more than happy to consider causes to which our alumni have no official ties, but which they are dedicated to supporting. In this case we would ask that you are able to show evidence of this e.g. previous fundraising done for a charity, or voluntary work undertaken.

How it works

Our funding structure is as follows:

  • ‘Do it’ fund: for alumni to set up a new project, and get it off the ground. Grants from this fund are worth up to £500
  • ‘Grow it’ fund: to grow an established project (founded by Oxford Scholastica alumni), which has already seen results, and to enable it to widen its scope. Grants from this fund are worth up to £1000
  • ‘Support it’ fund: for projects not set up by alumni, but which they are dedicated to supporting. Grants from this fund are worth up to £250

You can apply for funding by filling in our form, and all successfully shortlisted applications will then be voted on by our alumni and wider community. If your project meets our threshold of likes, we will be able to support you with funding.

(Please be aware that while we will try to consider any reasonable cause, the Oxford Scholastica Academy has the final decision on whether or not causes will be considered for support).

Can I Apply For Support?

  • Does your project make a genuine difference to the world?
  • Will our community be inspired to support it?
  • Are you passionate about it?

If yes, you are eligible to apply for support!

Applications for this round of funding are now closed, and we are reviewing applications. We will be in touch with all alumni to let you know when the next funding round opens.

Previous Projects

Gemma Postill –
Be The Vibe Jewelry

Founded by alumna Gemma Postill (Experience Medicine Academy), Be The Vibe is a fantastic social enterprise which sells jewelry made by Gemma to raise funds for sustainable water projects in Rwanda.

Noa Donvan –
UMTTR

Alumna Noa Donvan (Experience Medicine Academy) is heavily involved in the work of UMTTR, a peer-led organisation aiming to change the face of teen mental health in the US.

Discover more, and donate here.

Noa Donvan
Oxford Scholastica Foundation funding
Elliot Mack –
AIME & Ban Pak Audomsung Learning Center

Alumnus Elliot Mack (Experience International Relations, Politics and Leadership Academy) spent five months volunteering at the Learning Center during his gap year in the spring of 2018. Located along the Myanmar border in Northern Thailand, the Ban Pak Audomsung Learning Center is a local partner of the French-Canadian non-profit AIME (Association Internationale de Mobilisation pour l’Égalité).

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