Impetus is a venture philanthropy charity, focussing on improving the education and employment prospects of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. Impetus provides its partner charities not only with core funding but also, equally importantly, with the expertise of its dedicated Investment team and access to a world-class pro bono network. Impetus works shoulder-to-shoulder with the leaders of its charity partners to help build stronger organisations that transform the lives of the young people they serve.
Impetus is one of the Apax Foundation’s core partnerships: we have supported the charity since 2007 with donations from the Apax Foundation and individual partners totalling over £2 million.
The Apax team have engaged with Impetus and its partner charities in a variety of ways, including volunteering as tutors through The Access Project and conducting mock interview sessions for unemployed young people run by Resurgo. In 2015 we pioneered an annual work experience programme with Impetus charity partner IntoUniversity to help open the doors to a career in finance for young people with excellent academic credentials but who lack the network or broader perspectives that can often help to enter the industry.
Impetus are at the forefront of transforming the lives of young disadvantaged people, which is a cause that has always resonated with me. Their ground-breaking work directly impacts the success of various charity partners, enabling these charities to become more effective and sustainable.
Partner at Apax Partners and co-CEO of the Apax Foundation. Rohan serves on the Impetus Board of Trustees