Bright Tribe

Our Founding Sponsors

The Trust’s founding sponsors:

Helping Hands Trust

Established in 2008, Helping Hands Trust supports and mentors young people suffering from financial hardship, sickness, disability, or distress, as they acquire the crucial work and life skills needed for a brighter future.

Through its sponsorship of Bright Tribe, Helping Hands seeks to increase and widen its impact on advancing education and life opportunities for young people.


My World Trust

My World Trust is a charity dedicated to promoting, supporting and delivering personalised learning in schools, to ensure that every child can achieve their true potential.

It works closely with Bright Tribe to help deliver curriculum-mapped personalised learning across its growing network of schools, many of which are located in areas of high deprivation.



Michael Dwan

Michael Dwan is the Representative for academy sponsors Helping Hands Trust and My World Trust*

A successful entrepreneur and philanthropist, Michael’s personal interest in education is focused on supporting change to help young people of all abilities achieve their individual learning potential and aspirations.

As the eldest of seven children from a working class family in Manchester, Michael feels passionately that his own education gave him an extraordinary opportunity and he wishes to help others benefit from the same life-changing experience.

Michael is committed to bringing together the right complementary mix of skills and expertise to ensure academies within the Bright Tribe network benefit from the very best educational improvement and gain from the professionalism and innovative ideas of members of the Trust with a background in industry.

Michael has recently been awarded a Doctorate in Education by the University of Bolton.

*Michael is not an employee of Bright Tribe Trust. 


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