For students, by students
More than just a mentoring platform, we’re a movement for change. Founded in a bedroom in West Yorkshire, we’ve grown from one student’s idea into the UK's leading social mobility organisation. We’re free to join so students can focus on their future - not their finances.
We’ve already supported over 1000 state school students to achieve
Increase in top university places
Offers to Oxford and Cambridge
"Access to inspiration and guidance is a right."
Joe Seddon graduated from university with £200 left from his student loan and an idea to revolutionise access to higher education. Since then, Zero Gravity has grown from a bedroom startup into a 1000+ community of the UK’s most exciting talent. And this is just the beginning.
The Zero Gravity Effect
We're shaking up the status quo through the
power of digital mentoring.
1. Defying gravity
Where we start off in life often pins us down - almost like gravity. Even today, many students must overcome unique challenges to reach the very best universities.
2. Digitally driven
By harnessing the power of digital technology, our mentoring platform connects the UK’s brightest state school students with leading university undergraduates.
3. Guided by experience
Our undergrad mentors share their subject insights and experiences navigating the university application process to get our students ready for top flight study.
4. Connected by ambition
When our students reach top institutions, we continue to invest in their growth by providing financial support to power their development through university and beyond.
Zero Gravity Fund
Funding the future
From interviews to internships, the price of progress can be high. So we've built the Zero Gravity Fund to provide thousands of pounds of financial support to Zero Gravity members who reach top universities.
Each year, we refer hundreds of dedicated students to the Fund for financial support. We're investing in the future of our members because we believe that real progress happens when the brightest minds know no bounds.
We're inviting experts and donors to get involved. Help us build the Zero Gravity Fund to support the next generation of top talent.
Tech for good.
We’re a certified social enterprise, putting purpose before profit.
We rely on the support of our funders to keep Zero Gravity
free for our members - always.
Zero Gravity is a collaboration between two organisations:
Zero Gravity Tech Ltd - A certified social enterprise which reinvests income from partnerships into free-to-use mentoring for state school students from low-income backgrounds.
Zero Gravity Fund - a charity which provides cash grants to top university students from low-income backgrounds.
(registered charity number: 1188177)
Many businesses have a positive social impact as a by-product of what they do. As a social enterprise we have it at our core. We create positive social impact by providing talented students from low-income backgrounds with the tools they need to succeed, whether that’s mentorship or access to finance.
Whilst the social enterprise and charity share the Zero Gravity name, the two organisations are governed separately and are financially independent.
Social Enterprise funding
Most businesses charge for their services: we don’t. Currently, our social enterprise costs are funded by our social impact investors. In the future, we’ll become self-sustaining by connecting universities and employers with what they need: access to the phenomenal talent of our members. Their support pays for more free services so our community can continue to grow. An exponential virtuous circle with one shared goal - to defy gravity.
The Zero Gravity Fund will be funded by individual and institutional donors who want to support our social mission through charitable giving. Donations to the Fund will be turned into cash grants which are distributed to Zero Gravity members to fund their personal development whilst at university. Our social enterprise provides pro bono services to the Fund so that 100% of donations go to our students.
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