Matt Griggs


The vision of IntoUniversity is to provide a national network of high quality, local learning centres where young people are inspired to achieve. At each local centre IntoUniversity will offer an innovative programme that supports young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to attain either a university place or another chosen aspiration. IntoUniversity centres provide sustained academic support, motivation and encouragement to give deprived young people a fair chance of realising their full potential. At each centre we provide 7-18 year olds with a combination of after-school academic support, corporate and undergraduate mentors and specially designed study weeks. We believe that we must start working with children in the primary years if we are to have a decisive impact upon their futures. We continue to give academic and pastoral support right through to university application. We are the only organisation offering a long-term, multi-stranded programme to young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. We're now operating 21 centres across London, Nottingham, Bristol, Oxford, Brighton, Leeds and Southampton, and we have ambitious plans to expand to new parts of the UK.

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Matt's Marathon for IntoUniversity

Matt Griggs

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I have for some reason decided to run the London Marathon in 2017. When signing up the furthest I had run was 10km so just another 32km to go, how hard can it be?! I am running for IntoUniversity, a very worthy charity who help provide support for children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, offering them the educational support needed for them to acheive their potential.

I'd really appreciate all of your support and I'm grateful for any contribution you can make to this great cause. The more you donate, the more pressure/motivation it gives me to keep training and actually finish. Thank you in advance!


About IntoUniversity

The UK has one of the widest educational and social achievement gaps in the world. Among Britain's poorest families, only 1 in 40 students will progress to a top university compared with 1 in 4 from the country's wealthiest families. What's more, children from disadvantaged backgrounds with low levels of educational attainment are almost five times more likely to live in poverty in adulthood.

IntoUniverstiy aims to address this pressing issue by working within disadvantaged communities in order to raise the aspirations of children and young people most at risk of educational failure. Our local learning centres deliver an integrated programme of long-term academic and pastoral support, designed to improve the life chances of children aged seven through to adulthood.

Recent donors

17.03.17 All the best Matt - enjoy the day it's a fantastic experience!

10.03.17 Good cause. best of luck from all at Mookie x


06.03.17 go buddy go!

05.03.17 Good luck Matt. Running a marathon is a real challenge, just remember that preparation is the key.

03.03.17 Good luck Matt. Hope all goes well, it's a great cause

03.03.17 well done Mathew its good to support lesser known charities best pauline and richard

02.03.17 Good luck with your training and on the big day!

27.02.17 Good luck and hope the training is going well. Liz and Colin

27.02.17 Thanks, Matt, for your efforts on behalf of IntoUniversity. The funds you raise in running those 26 plus miles will make a big difference to the lives of young people around the UK.

27.02.17 Good luck Mat. Sounds like a great cause


27.02.17 All the very best Matt, an excellent cause!

27.02.17 Good luck! Lesley and John Curtis

27.02.17 Good luck Matthew!

27.02.17 Good luck for this worthy cause Matt.


24.02.17 Good luck , all the best the4bergs

23.02.17 With very best wishes and good luck on the run. It's a great cause. The Baileys


19.02.17 Go on griggsy

16.02.17 Thank you for doing this for our young people Matt - it is very much appreciated! Good luck!

15.02.17 Good luck with the training and actually on the day. Julie and Kevan x

15.02.17 Well done Matthew ! IntoUniversity is a fantastic charity and your effort and commitment will make a tremendous difference towards transforming young lives.

11.02.17 Good luck Matt


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