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Give today and join the fight for a fairer tomorrow

Together, we can make a difference for the poorest children in society.

We need your help

All children have big dreams. But not every child gets the chance to make them a reality.

Our education system is failing too many children from disadvantaged backgrounds. They don’t start with the same chances as their wealthier peers and this inequality continues throughout childhood, putting their future at risk.

Did you know that today 4 million children in the UK live in poverty? That’s 4 million children who are far less likely to leave school with the skills, knowledge and opportunities they need to succeed in the world. It’s not their fault and it isn’t fair

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Join our fight for a fairer education system

Schools are doing all that they can to tackle this inequality, while working tirelessly in the face of huge challenges. They need you.

We need to raise more than £7 million over the next 3 years. But we can’t do it alone.

With your support, we’ll work with teachers and school leaders to transform the schools facing the toughest challenges – placing great teachers where they’re needed most, helping leadership teams thrive and growing strong networks of diverse expertise to create real, lasting change. We’ve got a lot left to do, with not much time to do it.  

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Read more about our mission

The children we work with live in the margins of our society. They visit foodbanks and their lives are difficult, but they're here on time, every day, working hard. It's through no fault of their own, or their parents. They deserve so much more from us.
Sophie Ruane, English Teacher

How your donation will make an impact

Over the past two decades, we’ve placed more than 12,000 teachers in disadvantaged areas, making a difference for more than one million children.

Donations like yours have helped us:

  • help the poorest children keep learning
  • support schools facing biggest challenges
  • enhance provision for teachers and leaders

See the full impact of your donation

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How to donate to Teach First

Online

Give a one-off donation or set up a regular direct debit here:

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By post

Please make cheques payable to Teach First, and send to the following address:

Teach First,
Fundraising Department,
6 Mitre Passage,
London SE10 0ER

By telephone

Call us on 02038628000 and ask for the Fundraising team. We can process card payments over the phone.

If you have any questions, email supportercare@teachfirst.org.uk

No one gets a second chance at childhood. Let’s make sure they get a first. 

Our partners

We work with many organisations from across sectors who share our commitment to building a fair education for all. Meet our supporters.

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Fundraise for us

From charity runs to spelling bees, there are so many ways you can fundraise and help to build a fair education for all.

Please read our latest COVID-19 guidance on fundraising for us.

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Mon 19 September 2022, London (in-person) and flexible (virtual).

Give today and join the fight for a better tomorrow

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