Since August 2000, SHINE has invested more than £24.5 million in projects helping more than 280,000 children from 5,000 schools. Each year we give over £2 million in grants to programmes that provide extra educational support to broaden children’s opportunities. A summary of our 2015-16 funding can be found here and to see a full list of our 2016 projects visit this page.

Central to our grant-making approach is the rigorous monitoring and evaluation of the projects that we fund. Only this way can we ensure that our grants make a sustained and positive impact on the young lives they help. We and external organisations are continually evaluating our programmes to ensure they’re making a positive impact, the results of which can be found on our research and supporting evidence page. Below is a list of our most recent project reports.

Let Teachers SHINE 2015 Report

See the results of the Let Teachers SHINE 2015-16 projects, and how their innovative creators are using teaching to inspire more children to enjoy their learning, and use it to succeed.

Spring 2016 Report

In the 2015-16 academic year SHINE funded 87 projects, directly supporting over 20,000 children. Read the full report on how we distributed our education support throughout the country.

SHINELabs 2016 Report

Our new project SHINELabs launched last year. Have a look at which schools have piloted the project, the great results they’ve achieved, and our future plans for the project.

SHINE on Saturday 2015 Report

Have a look at how we’ve invested in the children that attend our SHINE on Saturday projects, and read Robert’s story for a first-hand account of how the project’s affected him.

Serious Fun on Saturdays 2015 Report

See how the Serious Fun on Saturday partnership between independent schools and state schools is supporting some of the brightest children with new resources, learning opportunities, and the educational stimulation they need to achieve their full potential.