SUPPORTING THE NATIONAL SATURDAY CLUB
We want to transform young people’s lives through the National Saturday Club. To do that we need your help. Our work depends on funding provided by donations, grants and corporate partnerships.
The National Saturday Club offers 13-16 year olds the unique opportunity to study Art & Design, Science & Engineering and Fashion & Business every Saturday at their local college or university for free, as well as the opportunity to attend Saturday Club Masterclasses and the annual London Visit. The highlight of the year is a 5-day exhibition of their work at the National Saturday Club Summer Show at Somerset House in London, which is visited by over 3,000 people.
Our big plan
An exciting development is our plan to expand the National Science&Engineering Club. After running a successful pilot at Kingston University in 2015 this year we extended the National Science&Engineering Saturday Club to four locations in London and Wales. In its first three years, the National Art&Design Saturday Club grew from four to 17 locations and is 53 strong today. We believe that the National Science&Engineering Saturday Club has the potential to grow to at least this size in an equivalent period with your support.
What have we achieved so far? Based on our annual review of the Saturday Clubs:
- Club members’ GCSE results in specialist subjects go up by at least one grade in GCSE.
- The Clubs also help young people make more informed choices about further study and careers post-16, e.g. over 80% of Club members wanting to pursue courses and careers in science and engineering as a result of their National Science&Engineering Club experience.
Looking at these statistics together, over time, and with your support we can help more young people from all backgrounds particularly those under-represented in particular industries to find the right pathways to study and careers.
Trusts & Foundations
Without the support we receive from trusts and foundations we would not be able to continue and grow. We are so grateful to the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, the Eridge Yrust and the HEAD trust and we are keen to continue to work together as well as expanding our support from trusts and foundations to enable us to further nurture young people’s talent, whatever their background. To discuss how you can support our work please contact us at email@example.com
We have a lot to offer corporates, if you are a STEM company or creative business looking to improve the employment pipeline at all levels and you want to encourage more girls, or young people from under-represented backgrounds into specific careers, then a partnership with us can really help you meet your objectives. The partnership will help support young people to do and enjoy hands-on projects and give them the opportunity to use equipment and access expertise not normally on offer. As well as the unique experience to meet, through the masterclass series experts in their field, previous masterclasses have included astronauts Helen Sharman and Tim Peake and artists Antony Gormley and Jeremy Deller. In the first term all the club members and their tutors are invited on an inspirational trip to London giving them a chance to meet other club members and to see themselves as part of a national movement, as well as seeing our major museums and galleries, who provide specially arranged tours. 70% of club members have never visited a museum or gallery before and a similar number have never been to the capital.
Your support will also enable students to attend the Summer Show at Somerset House, one of the country’s leading arts and cultural centres in the heart of London, where they and their families can see their work and that of other club members. It is a real celebration and the 5-day show has a footfall of over 3000. The Summer Show offers our corporate partners fantastic PR and branding opportunities and is a fantastic backdrop for hospitality.
To discuss how your company can support our work please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org