The Clare Foundation was pleased to provide a grant to The Prince’s Trust to enable them to provide a Get Started programme in Aylesbury. The delivery partner was the Healthy Living Centre and the programme was aimed at 16-30 year olds who were out of work, education or training. They were given the chance to take part in a week of activities, with help from inspirational experts, and to work towards a group challenge while developing skills and confidence.
The programme was completely free and didn’t affect the participants’ Jobseeker’s Allowance. Lunch and your travel expenses were covered and the course was wrapped up with a special event, to which family and friends were invited, to celebrate everything the group had achieved.
You can read a full report on the success of the programme here.
Mike Clare, Founder, The Clare Foundation
“The Prince’s Trust is an iconic organisation that I am very proud to support. I have been involved for many years with a young entrepreneur’s program, and I was delighted that we were able to host a workshop series at the Healthy Living Centre in Aylesbury utilising experiences and skills that The Prince’s Trust was able to share with some young people in the County. I am aware that The Prince’s Trust has helped thousands of young people in the UK over the years, and I’m hopeful that what they shared with the young people of Buckinghamshire will help them in the future.”
Sallie May, Senior Head of Collective Philanthropy, The Prince’s Trust
“I was so pleased you were able to visit Get Started with Healthy Living. Thank you for encouraging the young people to open up and to share what they had gained through the programme. You will see from the report that the young people who participated are now making some really positive strides forward. Will, for example, was homeless whilst he was participating in the programme. You will see from his case study that he is now receiving housing support and has enrolled on his dream college course.”