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Our Impact

Tackling language barriers with research, thought leadership, innovation, and practical interventions.

Two students in their workplace with their manager and teacher
Pathways to Work improved my language, especially work terms, and built my knowledge of the UK work environment, but most importantly, it raised my confidence to speak and believe that I could get the job type I want Mohamed, participant in Refugee Action's Pathways to Work project, funded by the Foundation

In 2022, we marked our ten-year anniversary. Over the past decade, we have trained more than 86,000 teachers, have achieved key policy outcomes and become a leading voice on tackling language barriers faced by speakers of English as an Additional Language. 

Our founding vision remains as important now as it did then. Last year, we saw the biggest refugee movement in Europe since World War Two. Across the UK, over 1,040,000 adults now also report that they “do not speak English well” or “at all”. 

We continue to respond rapidly to this national and global context, and in 2022, accelerated the reach and impact of our work, through:

  • Thought leadership and influencing;
  • Building capacity through training, resources and guidance;
  • Grant funding.

Highlights from 2022

Highlights of 2022.
£1.6 million in charitable spend.
290,334 website users. A 43% increase on 2021.
20,669 readers of the blog. A 33% increase on 2021.
26,464 education professionals trained.
4,800 research downloads.
1,297 refugees received targeted support through projects funded by the Foundation and many more reached through our work with schools.
56,340 EAL resource downloads. A 10% increase on 2021. 
34 national or trade articles published.
5 examples of influence on government or public body publications or policy.