Our thanks

We are proud to partner with businesses and grant making organisations to align their support to their local area and bespoke projects which allow them to see the greatest impact on young girls’ educational opportunities.

Their support helps the GDST to give talented girls from all backgrounds the life-changing opportunity to secure the future they choose for themselves, not the one they inherit.


Our long-standing relationship with HSBC takes several forms:

  • the HSBC Scholarship Programme provides life-changing bursary funding for girls entering the GDST from maintained schools and we are very grateful for HSBC’s generosity
  • HSBC also co-sponsored our Belvedere Academy and is an active and valuable participant on our Academy Trust Board

HSBC has set out a series of commitments to contribute to the global transition to a low-carbon economy as well as pledging long-term support to help people acquire the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in the future economy.  And through partnerships with customers, NGOs and other key stakeholders, they are encouraging responsible business in global supply chains.

John Lyon's Charity

John Lyon’s Charity gives grants to benefit children and young people up to the age of 25 who live in nine boroughs in central and northwest London. Since 1992 it has awarded over £68 million to groups working to provide a wide range of opportunities for children and young people through education.

Three GDST schools (Northwood College for Girls, Notting Hill & Ealing High School and South Hampstead High School) have benefited from bursary awards from the charity since 1997.

For more information, visit the John Lyon’s Charity website.

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