The Access Project gets largest investment in 14 year history from asset manager ICG

The Access Project is today celebrating an investment of £1.5 million over three years from global alternative asset manager ICG. This will be the largest investment in our 14 year history.

This funding will support us to expand into brand new regions and reach even more disadvantaged young people in need of mentoring and tuition.

Educational opportunity and social mobility programme

ICG’s investment in The Access Project is part of a £3.75 million commitment over three years to support innovative partnerships with charities committed to improving educational opportunity and driving social mobility. This also includes our charity partner upReach and educational, training, and mentoring support charity SEO.

Antje Hensel-Roth, Chief People & External Affairs Officer at ICG, said: “I am proud that ICG is making this significant commitment, which reflects our longstanding support for education as a means of improving social mobility outcomes, as well as our strong commitment to Inclusion within the alternative investment industry. This long-term package of support will help create a pathway for talented students from diverse backgrounds to help them reach their true potential.”

Nathan Sansom, our Chief Executive, said: “We are thrilled to join this partnership with ICG. Their transformative investment over the next three years will support us to expand into new regions and reach even more young people who need a helping hand to get into top universities. Thanks to ICG, even more students will benefit from our support and double their chances of getting into one of the best universities in the country and we will be able to invest in deepening our collaboration with upReach to ensure they succeed in their chosen field.”