What we do for the kids

Learning experiences
We provide children with sometimes life-changing learning experiences that they may otherwise never get the opportunity to have.Whether it is a trip to London to have a sleepover under the dinosaurs in the Natural History Museum or if it is visiting a local business to learn about that industry, all of our children leave these experiences happy, excited and with new aspirations that they will hopefully carry with them into adulthood.

The real world
Our children visit fantastic locations that engage, inspire and broaden horizons such as the Houses of Parliament and many local businesses.We strongly believe that ALL children should get to see beyond the end of their street and experience the world around them. We strive to help children believe that they can achieve their dreams and we give them the confidence to try. We believe that every child is intelligent in different ways; they just need to opportunity to discover their hidden talents and ignite their aspirations for the future.

Encouraging aspiration
We strive to raise the aspirations and build the confidence of young people in Hull with the hope that we can improve the huge levels of unemployment in the city as Hull has the highest percentage of unemployment in the country. Our mission is to help create a better future for our children and a better future for Hull.

What it's all about

Latest News

ASDA Foundation Hull 10K 14/6/15- registration open

25 Feb 2015

​On your marks and get set for a great way to raise money for Hull Children’s University! The popular Hull 10K run is coming up on Sunday 14th June and we are looking for supporters to run for our charity. Whether you enter as a team or as an individual, your sponsorship money will help hundreds of local children have life-impacting experiences that they would otherwise never have. Go on! Challenge yourself and give it a go!

Job Vacancy: LAC Reading Tutor

20 Feb 2015

​Salary: £21,000 (One year contract - to commence May 2015) Full time – must be fully flexible as hours of work vary.

Our Sponsors

  • GGP Consult

    GGP are Silver Partners of Hull Children's University and their sponsorship has enabled us to take even more classes of children to London for our London Experience. They are an excellent company to work with and we are so happy to have them on board!

  • Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

    With the help of the Hull CCG we are delivering modules that focus on "Creating a Healthier Hull". As part of our I'm Fit and I'm Healthy pathways to learning, we are offering fitness and dance workshops to every school in Hull.

  • The Rainmaker Foundation

    The Rainmaker Foundation is a collaborative charity, with an open and global remit, to help meaningful causes all over the world.

  • Associated British Ports

    ​Associated British Ports’ (ABP) is Britain's largest and leading ports group handling around 120 million tonnes a year and employing nearly 2,000 staff across the business.

What everybody says about us...

  • In all of my 40 years in education, this programme is the single best thing I have seen.

    Volunteer mentor
  • The children realised there is more to life than the city they live in and learnt what London is like and what the people are like.

    Teaching Assistant at New Pasture Lane
  • I am now more clever! My mind is bigger and wiser.

    Student from St Charles' Primary, aged 11
  • I am now more clever! My mind is bigger and wiser.

    Student from St Charles' Primary, aged 11
  • I used to be afraid to talk to other schools but I grew confident because of you.

    Student from St James' Primary, aged 10
  • Thank you for making me feel more confident in myself and eating more fruit

    Student from Alderman Cogan, aged 9
  • The passion, enthusiasm and drive of all involved with this charity is something that will always remain with me. Never have I witnessed so many young people prosper and achieve personal goals, all with smiles on their faces.

    Andrew Deyes, Volunteer Mentor
  • I feel inspired to become a charity worker!

    Child from The Parks Academy
  • My Daughter had a brilliant time! It was an amazing experience for her. I felt confident that my child would be safe and well looked after. I am very grateful to the staff of Stockwell Primary and the Children's University for giving their time. She has many happy memories of her time away. Thank you for giving her this opportunity.

    Mum of Stockwell Primary School Pupil
  • We can not thank you enough for everything you have done for our well deserved student

    Teacher - Newland School for Girls

Fundraising events

  • Hull Fashion Week - Girl’s Night In

    07 Apr 2015

    Come along to this FREE event and have a girly night at Reel cinema. You will be greeted with a glass of bubbly upon arrival, get to explore some stalls full or girly treats before going into the cinema to watch the hilarious "Bridesmaids". There may even be a little goody bag waiting for you!

  • Hull 10K 2015

    14 Jun 2015

    On your marks and get set for a great way to raise money for Hull Children’s University! The popular Hull 10K run is coming up on Sunday 14th June and we are looking for supporters to run for our charity. Whether you enter as a team or as an individual, your sponsorship money will help hundreds of local children have life-impacting experiences that they would otherwise never have. Go on! Challenge yourself and give it a go!

  • Charity Summer Ball 2015

    26 Jun 2015

    Join us for an evening of glitz and glamour to raise money for disadvantaged children in Hull.