Our programmes provide a unique social value, which ties in with both local needs and the objectives of our corporate partners. We treat social value as a significant business requirement rather than a ‘nice to have’, and all of our programmes enable citizens to make a valuable contribution to society by promoting and supporting the involvement of young people in the development of their communities, or by volunteering their time to support our programmes.
Our programmes provide crucial, fully funded support to local schools and colleges by offering unique and invaluable opportunities for young people to engage with their local economy.
Our programmes foster links between schools, colleges and businesses, improving and making better use of labour market information.
Our programmes respond to local social needs:
seeking to address low levels of employability/low participation in higher education;
encouraging local businesses to support the development of local young people through the provision of volunteering opportunities;
facilitating universities' engagement with local disadvantaged young people.