The David Ross Foundation’s experiences of having established partnerships with schools led to the foundation supporting Nottingham Potential, a programme delivered through Nottingham University to break down the barriers to young people accessing higher education in the city.
The investment into the programme is significant, and is driven by David's passion for the university and city that he graduated in.
In the spring of 2013, with the support of the Foundation, the University of Nottingham launched the next stage of Nottingham Potential by opening a centre to help young people progress to university. The IntoUniversity centre provides young people from West Nottingham with a supportive environment where they can do their homework, prepare for exams and gain valuable careers advice and help with university applications.
Professor Alan Ford, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Teaching and Learning at the University of Nottingham, said at the launch: "We are delighted to open our doors to the community for this centre. We are confident that we will be able to expand our support for the children in this area and open up new opportunities for them.
"With the generous help of the David Ross Foundation, Nottingham Potential will continue to raise attainment and encourage progression to university.”