Our Research with the University of Nottingham
Learn more about how we are using data to evaluate the impact of a fully-funded bursary for Looked After and Vulnerable Children with our research partners, the University of Nottingham.
Providing life-transforming opportunities for children in need
Government appoints RNCSF to deliver life-changing educational opportunities for vulnerable and care-experienced children.
Ali Henderson takes charity forward
Ali Henderson has taken over the role of CEO at Royal National Children's SpringBoard Foundation, after Ian Davenport, the founding CEO, stepped down at the end of February.
Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 - an alumni story
Alumna, Shelby, explains why she undertook a career in mental health after leaving university, and provides some top tips on how you can look after your mental wellbeing.
'Widening Access to Bursaries in the Context of COVID19' inaugural webinar
On Tuesday 23rd February we held our first webinar with extra special guests HRH The Princess Royal and BBC broadcaster, Mishal Husain.
CEO Summer update
COVID19 has brought educational inequality into stark focus. How different the experiences of children across the UK have been: some have had every possible support from parents, friends, teachers; others are facing poverty, enforced care, instability and often unhappiness at home.
Ali Henderson named as new CEO
In September 2019, Ian Davenport decided that after seven years as CEO, he wished to step down in May 2020. After a rigorous process, the Trustees are delighted to announce that they have appointed Ali Henderson as the next Chief Executive.
Royal SpringBoard scheme gives private school places to pupils in care
The Times features our work to support care-experienced children through educational opportunities at some of the UK's leading schools.
The power of transformational bursaries
Our CEO, Ali, spoke to Talk Education about the power of transformational bursaries and how we support deserving young people to achieve their best futures.
RNCSF and Equal Education team up to provide boarding school readiness programme for looked after children
With the help of local authorities, we have identified several care-experienced Year 11 students who are due to begin their fully-funded boarding school bursary placements in the Autumn term, for whom they are making available an online tutoring programme to be delivered by Equal Education.
SpringBoarder presented with gold award by Carol Kirkwood at Buckingham Palace
Donnell Bowes, one of our first alumni, was presented his Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award by Carol Kirkwood at yesterday’s Buckingham Palace Garden Party.
Doubling in boarding school bursaries for disadvantaged pupils
One thousand children from disadvantaged backgrounds will attend boarding school for free by 2023 under plans revealed by a charity today.