Support Us

We are grateful to all of our supporters who make it possible for us to work with thousands of pupils across the UK in pursuit of our mission.

Donate to The Brilliant Club

Your donation will help to support pupils from underrepresented backgrounds progress to highly-selective universities.

We welcome donations through the Virgin Money Giving platform, by cheque and bank transfer.  

Virgin Money Giving 

You can donate via Virgin Money Giving* here.  

*Please  note, the  platform  charges  a  2%  platform fee  and  2.5%  payment processing fee on donations, which donors may opt to cover. Eligible donors may choose to GiftAid their donation, which allows the charity to reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 donated.


If you would like to donate via cheque, please write the cheque to ‘The Brilliant Club’ and send it addressed to our Head Office:

The Brilliant Club, 17th Floor, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, SW1P 4QP  

Bank transfer 

If you would like to donate via bank transfer, please email Hannah Lear (Senior Fundraising Officer) at for details.

Thank you for all of your support


Together, we aim to break the link between a young person’s background and their life chances by equipping them with the knowledge, skills and confidence to successfully apply and progress to highly-selective universities.  

By closing the access gap, we are working towards a fairer society.


If you are interested in supporting the charity, we would love to hear from you!

Please email Maddy Maloney (Partnerships and Fundraising Manager) at or call 020 3005 3342.

Thank you 

We would like to thank our supporters who help to make a positive difference for young people, including partner organisations, individuals and those who wish to remain anonymous.

  • AKO Foundation
  • Aldgate and Allhallows Foundation
  • Allen & Overy Foundation
  • Bain & Company, through Social Business Trust
  • BCS Consulting
  • The Drapers’ Charitable Fund
  • The Dulverton Trust
  • Epic Foundation
  • Facebook
  • Garfield Weston Foundation
  • Handpicked Society
  • The Hugh Fraser Foundation
  • Kleinwort Hambros
  • Kusuma Trust
  • Man Charitable Trust
  • Nesta
  • Sir John Cass’s Foundation
  • Social Business Trust
  • The Taylor Family Foundation
  • The Waterloo Foundation

Further information

The Brilliant Club is registered with the Fundraising Regulator and adheres to the Code of Fundraising Practice.

More ways you can support The Brilliant Club 

  1. Recommend us to schools and PhD researchers
    We want to build partnerships with state schools across the UK so we can offer our programmes to as many pupils as possible. We seek PhD researchers with strong communication, interpersonal and organisational skills and a commitment to working towards our mission.
  2. Join Friends of The Brilliant Club
    We would like to invite you to become part of our Friends of The Brilliant Club network, which provides opportunities for everyone interested in the charity to come together, share ideas and support our mission. To sign up, please click ‘Join the mailing list today’ below!
  3. Select us as your ‘charity of choice’ on Amazon Smile
    We are signed up to AmazonSmile* if you would like to select The Brilliant Club as your charity of choice. When you shop on the AmazonSmile website, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the net purchase price of eligible purchases to your charity of choice (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees).

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