Paul supports a number of charitable and foundation interests which make a difference. Some details are below; if you like the sound of them, please get in touch, and also consider making a donation!
Paul is currently mentoring two students who hope to study Mathematics and Economics at: Oxford, LSE, UCL, and other Russell Group universities. These students will be the first in their families to attend university.
Since 2011, Paul’s mentored students have gained places at: LSE, Queen Mary UL, and Nottingham Universities.
Social Mobility Foundation
The Social Mobility Foundation (SMF) is a charity which aims to make a practical improvement in social mobility for young people from low-income backgrounds.
The SMF was founded by Linkson Jack in 2005 in order to provide opportunities and networks of support for 16-17 year olds who are unable to get them from their schools or families.
Eight years on, the first students supported by us have gone on to be successful in achieving degrees and graduate entry jobs. As well as extending support to students throughout university across our 11 career sectors (Accountancy, Architecture, Banking & Finance, Biology & Chemistry, Business, Engineering & Physics, Law, Media & Communications, Medicine, Politics, and Technology) we now run programmes to support young people wherever they live in the UK.
Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University
Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University, prides itself on its broad range of student backgrounds.
The Paul Dixon Fund has been established in order to provide bursaries to any undergraduates of the College in need of financial support.
“The award has helped to ease my financial worries during term time and allowed me to focus on working toward my MEng in Aerospace Engineering.”
Francis Evans (Engineering 2007) and Captain of Cricket.
Accelerate and Access Foundation
The Accelerate and Access Foundation (‘AAF’) promotes social mobility through educational partnerships. Originating in 2012, the AAF was formally incorporated as a charity in 2015 by its five Trustees. Paul is a Trustee of the AAF.
Its flagship programme is the Academies Partnership Programme, piloted in the county of Kent. In 2017 the first cohort of student will complete the four-year programme, and some will go on to leading Universities in the UK.