Charitable Giving

Disadvantaged Youth

Our strategic aim is:

To support charities and initiatives that are proven to break the cycle of disadvantage for young people, and contribute to the path of increased opportunities, employability, employment and independence.
 
To provide grant funding to organisations that demonstrate success in addressing inequality of opportunity for young people who are disadvantaged due to marginalisation or poverty; abuse or neglect; mental illness; and physical and learning disability.

We wish to achieve the following long lasting impact:

  • A sense of purpose that instils motivation and determination to forge own success.
  • Improvement in mental and physical health – self-belief, self-esteem and confidence.
  • A culture of social conscience and giving through citizenship, resources and enrichment.
  • Improvement in personal character – resilience, initiative and tenacity.
  • Improvement in employability – new leadership, understanding and development of behaviours employers need, teamwork, problem solving, public speaking, and research skills.
  • Improved engagement in education, work experience, apprenticeships, employment or training.

We support work that help solve the problems of:

  • Increasing marginalisation of a significant proportion of young people
  • Lack of resources applied to 16 to 18 year olds who are NEET¬† (Not in Education, Employment or Training)
  • Increased mental health issues in young people
  • Increasing youth offending and re-offending rates in the 10-17 age group
  • Lack of employability and life skills taught in secondary level education
  • Barriers to disadvantaged youth accessing apprenticeships and the benefits of the Youth Obligation Support Programme

We will work with

  • Disadvantaged children and young people
  • Young people who are NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training)
  • Public service professionals
  • Trained volunteers
  • Community Foundations
  • Charitable Foundations and Charities

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Our Strategic Priorities