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Divided Britain

  • People who live in cities are almost twice as likely as those who live in small towns to say their area is improving
  • Access to NHS, housing, and declining high streets are seen as the biggest challenges
  • People are positive about the role universities can play in their area, but awareness is limited, and over a third of people – and over 4 in 10 working class people –  have never visited their local university

Access & Retention

An exciting opportunity to develop a research-led, bespoke project”

Employability

“It’s great that the UPP Foundation are supporting community projects that help to raise aspirations of local children and provide crucial experience for university students”

Global Citizens

Thanks to the generous support of the UPP Foundation we are able to run this fantastic project”

About UPP Foundation

The UPP Foundation is a registered charity that offers grants to universities, charities and other higher education bodies.

The UPP Foundation was created in 2016 by University Partnerships Programme (UPP), the UK’s leading provider of on-campus residential and academic accommodation infrastructure.

UPP is the sole funder of the UPP Foundation, which is an independent charity and has its grants reviewed and authorised by a Board of Trustees.

UPP Foundation Civic University Commission

The UPP Foundation Civic University Commission is a major new independent inquiry into the future of the civic university: how can universities most successfully serve their place in the 21st century?

Latest News

Place-based funding must be linked to the public’s priorities

27.02.20 | Uncategorised

A Tale of a Divided Britain

19.02.20 | Uncategorised

UPP Foundation receives £50,000 funding boost from Department for Education for Civic University Network

16.01.20 | Civic University Commission

UPP Foundation backs ‘University Mental Health Charter’ with £100k grant

09.12.19 | News

UPP Foundation and Carnegie UK Trust launch the Civic University Network competition

02.12.19 | Civic University Commission

Ten UK universities lead the way by signing the ‘Fair Chance for Students with Convictions’ pledge

22.10.19 | Access & Retention

New call for grant applications

22.09.19 | News

University leaders unite to drive positive impact in local communities

19.07.19 | Civic University Commission

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