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About Shaw Trust

A charity helping to transform lives throughout the UK and internationally.

About Shaw Trust

Shaw Trust is a charity helping to transform the lives of young people and adults across the UK and internationally.

Our specialist services help people gain an education, enter work, develop their career, improve their wellbeing or rebuild their lives. As a charity we add value to everything we do by investing back into the people and communities we support.

Shaw Trust is one of the largest 25 charities in the UK. Comprising Shaw Trust, Prospects, Ixion and Shaw Education Trust, we use our 75 years’ combined experience to support people to develop their potential. By joining together we are working to reach one goal: to help transform the lives of one million young people and adults each year.

Our 4,000 staff and 1,000 volunteers work with the government, local authorities, combined authorities, employers, stakeholders – including the Department for Work and Pensions, Education and Skills Funding Agency, clinical commissioning groups and NHS Trusts – and individuals. Our work focuses on seven areas:

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Impact Report

The latest Shaw Trust Impact report is now available. In this report you will find some details of the work carried out by our dedicated and talented people whose passion, skill and kindness are taking us ever closer to our goal of helping to transform one million lives.

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Highlights of how people benefit from Shaw Trust services

Read our clients' stories

Shaw Trust Gender Pay Report

We welcome the new legislation on gender pay reporting to try to address the gender pay gap we have in society and to encourage equality for all. Please download the Shaw Trust Gender Pay Gap Report below.
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Shaw Trust Gender Pay Report 2019