Martingale Foundation Announces Partnerships with Key Charities to Build Collective Impact

Martingale Foundation will partner with educational charities Axiom Maths, In2scienceUK and The Brilliant Club

In a world where access to quality education and scientific opportunities is not evenly distributed, partnerships between organisations play a pivotal role in bridging these gaps. Martingale Foundation is delighted to announce strategic collaborations with three key charities in the education and social mobility sector: Axiom Maths, In2scienceUK and The Brilliant Club. These partnerships signify a concerted effort to empower learners, promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education, and drive innovation across diverse communities.

The partnerships between Martingale Foundation and these three charities underscore a shared commitment to promoting education, empowering learners, and advancing scientific knowledge. By leveraging their collective expertise, resources, and networks, Martingale Foundation and its partners are poised to make a meaningful impact on the lives of individuals and communities worldwide.

The partners are:

“We are absolutely thrilled to be partnering with these incredible charities who have already supported thousands of young people to pursue STEM. Not only does this collaboration allow us to create a collective impact, but it also provides Martingale Scholars with a unique opportunity to share their experiences and contribute to the programmes supporting young people following in their footsteps.” – Cassandra Hugill, Chief Executive, Martingale Foundation

Axiom Maths helps every child with the heart and head for maths realise the potential of their power. They do this by partnering with schools to support students from years 7-11 through maths circles and customised programmes alongside funding maths champions in schools.

In2scienceUK is a social mobility charity that mobilises the STEM community to unlock young people’s potential and empower the future generation of STEM professionals. They do this by supporting young people from less-advantaged backgrounds throughout their STEM career journey, from navigating access to higher education and apprenticeships, landing their first jobs, to supporting continual progression in their careers.

The Brilliant Club works across the UK to support less-advantaged students to access the most competitive universities, and to succeed when they get there. They do this by mobilising the PhD community placing researchers in schools and colleges to deliver university-style learning, alongside additional programmes working with parents and tackling key barriers to university transition.

Anne-Marie Canning MBE, CEO of The Brilliant Club shares “PhD researchers are at the heart of our work at The Brilliant Club to help less-advantaged pupils progress to highly selective universities and thrive when they get there. It makes so much sense for us to partner with Martingale in the coming years to open up the route to research together”.

Throughout their postgraduate degrees, Martingale Scholars take part in the comprehensive Martingale Development Programme, gaining skills, networking and opportunities to develop both personally and professionally. As part of the Development Programme, Scholars will be offered the opportunity to give back to students by taking part as mentors, tutors and even research hosts through these selected partnerships. The ambition is that this experience not only adds to the Martingale Scholars’ skills but also makes a difference to young people who will see them as role models.

Adam Geach, School Programme Director of Axiom Maths, shared his thoughts on how Martingale Scholars are uniquely positioned to work with Axiom’s students; “Axiom Maths is really excited to be partnering with the Martingale Foundation. We want the pupils we support to work with mentors who value the power of maths and can show them the opportunities it can provide. The Martingale scholars, many of whom would have been in a similar position as our pupils a few years ago, will be excellent mentors for them. We are looking forward to working with the team at Martingale and exploring ways we can work together to ensure more pupils with the heart and head for maths can realise the potential of their power.”

During the Martingale PhD Scholarship Programme, Scholars can engage in the In2research program, serving as hosts for research placements or mentors. Through this initiative, aimed at facilitating access to PhDs for individuals from low-socioeconomic backgrounds, we aim to inspire more talented individuals to apply and become future Martingale Scholars.

Colby Benari, Chief Executive Officer at In2scienceUK, shares “In2scienceUK are delighted to be partnering with The Martingale Foundation, whose work, vision and values align with our own mission to unlock young people’s potential and empower the future generation of STEM professionals. Through this collaboration with our In2research programme, we seek to exponentially increase the impact we create together, enhancing access to postgraduate research degrees and career opportunities and empowering even more people from low socioeconomic backgrounds and underrepresented groups in research to progress to vibrant careers in science, technology, engineering and maths.”

With many exciting projects in the pipeline, the entire team at Martingale is thrilled to be working closely with these organisations and are looking forward to sharing learnings and creating impact for future leaders.