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We believe that every child has an equal right to an equal education. Your donation will help us uphold this pledge, by supporting the most disadvantaged students in Leicestershire.

 In March it was announced that schools across the nation would close to all students apart from the children of key workers. Since then, a vast number of studies have been conducted to explore the impact of this unprecedented crisis on the lives of our young people. These studies have all highlighted the same problem – a stark disparity in engagement between children who have access to digital devices, and those who do not, widening the achievement gap between students in middle-class homes and working-class homes.

You can read an in-depth commentary on these studies, prepared by our CEO, Kath Kelly.

These findings raise ample concerns. We must provide each of our young people with access to education so that they can make a positive contribution to their current and future communities.  

In response to this, the Lionheart Academies Trust has committed to fundraising to supply 1500 Chromebooks to students across Leicestershire with limited access to digital devices for home learning. This project calls on the support of all members of our community. Together, we can help to provide students with digital devices so that they can continue their education from home. Together, we can level the playing field, ensuring that no young person in Leicestershire is left behind.

To find out how you can get involved, by pledging a donation or fundraising with family and friends, keep scrolling.

‘I didn’t have my own computer, so I found it hard to complete work online. Since I was given a Chromebook by my school, I’ve been able to take part in every live lesson and complete every piece of work set by teachers on time. It’s really changed my learning experience for the better.’Year 10 student

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Parents/Carers and Students – Fundraise for the Lionheart Academies Trust

We’ve prepared a fundraising handbook jam-packed with activities you can get involved in from the comfort of your own home. Challenge your friends and family to a virtual quiz night, start your very own read-a-thon, or challenge yourself to speak a different language for a whole day. If you fancy trying your hand at your own fundraiser, be our guest: you’ve got limitless opportunities at your fingertips. To download a copy of our fundraising handbook, click here. And for or our sponsorship form, click here. To donate, click here.

Alumni – Donate to the Lionheart Academies Trust

Our proudest achievement as educators is seeing our students succeed. We’re proud to have seen you, our valued Alumus, triumph personally, academically and career-wise. For our next generation of students we hope for the same successes, uninterrupted by circumstances out of their control. Your kind donations will support the next generation in achieving their dreams. To donate, click here. Alternatively, you may choose to fundraise in which case you can find our sponsorship form here.

Businesses – Donate to the Lionheart Academies Trust

As we prepare the workforce of tomorrow, we believe it is only through working collaboratively that we can ensure continued success for young people in Leicestershire. Our business and community partnerships have continually played an integral part in enhancing the lives of our young people, from providing work placement opportunities, mock interviews and careers guidance. Now, we appeal to you to take one step further by securing the futures of our young people. To donate, click here. We offer a package for business donators of which you can find more about here. If you wish to discuss this donation further, please contact Rikki.khakhar@lionhearttrust.org.uk

‘I’m thrilled to have pledged Chromebooks to the Lionheart Academies Trust’s appeal. In order for the local economy to strive, we need to invest in future workforces. As a business owner myself, I know that an employee’s socioeconomic background makes no difference to the ideas they can contribute or the success they can achieve, but they do have to be given equal opportunities from the beginning.’Jenny Cross, CEO of Niche Magazine and Cross Productions

Get In Touch

If you have any questions, or would like to find out more about our fundraising campaign, please send an email to digitaldevices@lionhearttrust.org.uk