2020 Change helps young people from disadvantaged backgrounds (especially those with experience of gang-related violence) develop the necessary soft skills to successfully find employment. Its programme teaches self-awareness, vision, persistence, dignity and corporate etiquette, as well as money management, digital skills, media, and mindfulness. The organisation has now partnered with brands including Converse and Nando’s, who offer funding and employment opportunities for young people after the programme. As a result, 75% of 2020 Change’s young people successfully find long-term employment after graduation. 2020 Change will use funding from The Fore to provide the Managing Director the head space and time to focus on 2020 Change full time – developing more corporate relationships and expanding the organisation’s work. This is intended to allow 2020 Change to meet the growing demand for its programmes and respond to the growing waiting list of young people wanting to join the programme. It will also help push the organisation towards self-sufficiency within two years.
Funding programme:Core Programme
Funding round:2019 Autumn
Sector: Youth and education