- Since August 2000, we have committed £17 million to projects helping more than 57,000 children from over 2,000 schools.
- We rigorously monitor and evaluate the projects we fund to ensure that they make a sustained and positive difference to the young lives they help. Click on the navigation bar above to find out more about our monitoring and evaluation procedures.
- To quantify the impact of the grants we make, SHINE's trustees commissioned the London School of Economics to conduct research into our grant-making process and assess the level and type of outcomes that these grants delivered. For more information about the research and its findings, click on the navigation bar above.
- In December 2007, SHINE became the first ever grant-making trust to be recommended by New Philanthropy Capital (NPC), an independent organisation that advises donors on the most effective charities in the UK. Click here to download NPC's summary of SHINE.
- In 2010 we appointed NFER (the National Foundation for Educational Research) to conduct an independent evaluation of our SHINE on Saturdays project strand. For further information and to download a copy of the executive summary or the main report click here.
- From 2012 we will be working with the Education Endowment Foundation and the University of Durham to implement a randomised controlled trial methodology to further test the impact of SHINE on Saturday.
Grants and Fundraising
- We expect to make grants of between £2 million and £3 million each year.
- SHINE's Benefit Dinners have been held in November every year from 2001 to 2005 and from 2007 to 2010. On average, each dinner for 500 people has raised in excess of £1 million net.
- The 2011 SHINE Benefit Dinner was held on Thursday 17th November at Old Billingsgate Market in the City. Click here to find out how it went.
- There are many other ways in which you can help SHINE. For a few suggestions, just click here.
By the age of 5, disadvantaged children have a vocabulary almost one year behind that of children from middle income families|The Sutton Trust, 2010||Every year, well over 1 in 3 children receiving free school meals leave primary school with substandard maths and English - around twice as many as children not on free school meals|National Statistics, 2010||Last year, only 27% of students eligible for free school meals achieved five or more A*-C GCSEs (including English and maths) - around half the national average|National Statistics, 2010||Disadvantaged students that do perform well at GCSE are still less likely to go onto higher education at all, let alone to a Russell Group university|The Sutton Trust, 2010||Since August 2000, we have invested £14.5 million in projects in London and Manchester||This money is now helping more than 49,000 children from almost 2,000 schools