The Snowdon Trust breaks down barriers for disabled students to achieve their education and employability goals.

Where we can’t do this directly, we support students and graduates to develop their own skills and resilience to face head on, the barriers to inclusion they must continue to overcome.

We are a tiny charity with limited resources. We work with partners to extend our reach and increase the impact we can have for disabled students and graduates.

Inclusion is at the core of everything we do. Since the outset, the work of the Snowdon Trust has been delivered by a team of disabled and non-disabled people. We believe true inclusion exists in a diverse team which ensures that the experiences of our community drives everything we do. 

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Kira studied Forensic Investigation, a course that was inaccessible to her without an all terrain wheelchair.
What we do

Our strategy for 2021-2025 is focused on breaking down the barriers that prevent disabled students and graduates fulfilling their potential. Our work is delivered across three priority areas:

Since the Trust was established in 1981, we have awarded more than £4 million in grants and scholarships which have enabled thousands of students to achieve education goals and move into employment in ways that might otherwise not have been possible.

The wealth of recent research exploring the experience of disabled students in higher education – including our own – makes it clear that there is still more to be done to drive inclusivity in education and the workplace for disabled people and we are developing our services accordingly.

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