Alleviating poverty through learning/employment

by The Broughton Trust in Salford, England, United Kingdom

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On 20th January 2023 we successfully raised £5,176 ( + est. £1.25 Gift Aid ) with 41 supporters in 84 days

To help people improve their wellbeing and confidence by attending non accredited courses, also CSCS Cards to gain employment for ages 18-24

by The Broughton Trust in Salford, England, United Kingdom

The philosophy of The Broughton Trust is to help people believe in themselves. And have a positive impact in their communities. Help them to achieve their potentials by learning and training in different areas whether it be non-accredited courses in Mathematics or English to boost their confidence and to go on to college to complete accredited courses, or to try the short courses in Psychology, Counselling, Advocacy, working in the Childcare Sector or working in the Health and Social Care Sector. These short courses give them an insight in to going to college to further their education and hopefully find their future employment.

We also have different levels of ESOL classes and love to see the beneficiaries saying "hello" and "goodbye" or "see you next week" when they have been in their classes.

It puts a smile on all our faces to see their achievements and we enjoy seeing then progress through their learning.

We have CSCS Card Courses for NEETS who are 18-24 years old who are Not in Employment, Education or Training. We pay for the tests and CSCS Cards and help them find employment. We also help to buy them ID including Passports and Driving Licenses. Also, we help them buy PPE e.g., work boots, hard hats and high vis gilets.

Our Jobs not Prison Projects helps ex-offenders male and female with training and finding employment. We support them with taking them to training, interviews and if they find employment, we take them on their first day and pay for interview clothing. We pay for any ID, travel and also buy them food.

'UP Ere' Productions are a special project that we commissioned, two plays which were taken into all the secondary schools in the City. The areas covered were Awareness of Knife Crime in Salford and Mental Health and Suicide Awareness on young people which was staged across Greater Manchester. The plays had quite an impact on the audiences and workshops were held after the Knife Crime plays. The young people were asked to complete questionnaires afterwards. The results shown that knife crime has a big impact to lives of children/teenagers in Salford.

We have an "open door" policy which means anyone can walk through our door and we will do our best to help them. If we can't we signpost them to organisations that can.

We need to raise money to maintain the building which houses all the staff and four training rooms to provide the services we offer and pay towards the core funding.

We have to pay our bills the same as everyone else which includes rent, business rates, water (metered), gas and electric. These are not always covered by mainstream funding that we receive.

Also core funding from our funders is very rarely included so this is always a worry for us.

Therefore, any money raised will go to building and core costs.

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