We work closely with our strategic partners to fulfil our shared vision to stand with autistic children and young people.
Operating name: Pears Foundation
For the past 14 years Pears Foundation and Ambitious about Autism have worked in partnership to stand with autistic children and young people.
This year, thanks to the generosity of Pears Foundation, we’ve been able to establish Employ Autism and use these learnings to influence practice on a nationwide scale.
We remain forever grateful to the Foundation for sharing our vision and striving to make this a reality.
Operating name: Rapha Racing Ltd
In 2014, Simon Mottram, Rapha’s CEO and founder, created a 220-mile cycling challenge, which has since raised £1.2 million for Ambitious about Autism. We’re also proud to have Simon and Lucy Mottram’s support as two of our ambassadors.
Ambitious about Autism’s financial year always begins and ends with a Rapha event, and 2018–19 was no exception. This year, our amazing cyclists rode 220 miles through the night from London to Manchester. It was a formidable feat, even for those who took our first relay option, and was for many the challenge of a lifetime.
Operating name: Talk Talk Group plc
We are proud to be the charity partner of TalkTalk Telecom Group. Together, we have raised more than £4.5 million for Ambitious about Autism.
TalkTalk supports us in many important ways, through governance support, campaign development, telephony assistance, participation in Autism Exchange and support in developing our new Employ Autism network programme. But the jewel in this partnership crown is the wonderful Night of Ambition – a sparkling gala event and the biggest fundraiser in our calendar. We are immensely grateful to TalkTalk and look forward to working together to take this partnership from strength to strength.
National Lottery Community Fund
Operating name: National Lottery Community Fund
We are humbled by the continuing support of the National Lottery Community Fund. As one of our lead funders for our Employ Autism programme, they are enabling us to reach many thousands of autistic young people across the country to improve their employability skills.