The Unite Foundation is a UK registered charitable trust founded by student accommodation provider Unite Students in 2012.
The charity provides free university accommodation and a cost-of-living scholarship to young people who have earned a university place but who, for financial reasons, are unlikely to be able to take it up.
Particular emphasis is placed on assisting young people who have been through the UK Care System. It currently offers scholarships to 90 students studying in the 2014/15 academic year. In October 2014 the Unite Foundation announced it had secured an Â£8.5 million, five-year funding pledge from Unite Students which it claims â€œwill mean about 300 moreâ€ scholars.