Youth Charities Receive New Wave of Funding
Charities Venture Trust, Adviza and TwentyTwenty will each receive £100,000 of grant funding along with strategic management advice and pro bono assistance to further their work helping disadvantaged and disengaged young people in the UK to improve educational and employment outcomes. This latest wave of funding, from Impetus-PEF, comes as recent figures announcing the number of young people currently not in employment, education and training (NEET) remains stubbornly high at nearly one million. With one in five, approximately 120,000, children born in the Millennium at risk of becoming NEET between the ages of 16 and 24 the problem continues to be a major concern.
All three charities help disadvantaged young people who are either NEET or at risk of becoming NEET, improve their educational and employment prospects through a variety of programmes. Venture Trust delivers outdoor-based life skills courses which help participants to develop the confidence, motivation and skills they need to make positive life changes. Adviza delivers careers information, advice and guidance to help young people make the right transitions into further education, employment or training and TwentyTwenty helps disadvantaged young people achieve academic qualifications and learn work ready skills needed to find and keep good jobs.
However, it was the combination of funding with the strategic management advice and access to expert pro bono assistance that particularly appealed to the charities, Andy Cook, Co-Founder and Managing Director of TwentyTwenty commented, “We are thrilled at this partnership with Impetus-PEF, who’s significant investment of expertise, energy and finance will make our great work with the most disadvantaged and disengaged young people, even greater. Their belief, backing and focused support is a picture of what we give to our young people, of which we are confident that, like them, we will grow stronger and more able as a result.”
Read more about the work of Impetus-PEF here.