The national collaborative outreach programme aims to support the most disadvantaged young people in England to progress into higher education.
From 2016-17 and 2019-20, we'll be undertaking outreach activity in areas where the participation of young people in higher education is both low, and much lower than expected based on GCSE-level attainment.
Overall, there are 29 consortia across England. Those involved in the consortia include higher education providers; schools; colleges; and other organisations such as employers, third sector groups and local enterprise partnerships.
The programme aims to support the Government’s goals to: