CMPP are inviting not for profit organisations in and around Rushmoor to apply for up to £2000 in funding and in-kind time from employee volunteers.
The Youth Aspirations Fund (YAF) was created by the CMPP to help raise the aspirations and progression opportunities of local young people. The CMPP Partner and Associate companies have spent the past 12-months taking part in a variety of fundraising activities to fill up the YAF grant pot.
Employee Volunteers and Local Students of the Sixth Form College Farnborough have taken part in a variety of events ranging from skydives to twilight runs, dress down days to football competitions, cake sales to quizzes and plenty more to raise as much money as possible for the YAF this year.
Speaking on behalf of the project, Elan Goldsmith, CMPP Apprentice said: “We have had such a fun year raising money for the Youth Aspirations Fund. My highlight has to be skydiving with the Red Devils which was SO amazing. It is truly inspiring to see so many different companies coming together to raise money for a common goal and I am extremely proud of the work we do voluntarily together for the local community.”
Charities, schools, colleges, not-for-profit organisations, youth and community groups are invited to apply for between £500 - £2000 in funds to support projects that inspire, ignite and promote aspirations and progression in young people.
Alongside the financial grant funding, CMPP would also encourage groups to apply for skilled and unskilled employee-volunteers as this network includes a variety of businesses all with human resource, venues, experience and expertise that, if shared with projects, could help to make a lasting difference.
Last year CMPP gave out £25,000 of funds to 13 local organisations each with a unique and fantastic idea that supported the YAF theme – to help raise aspirations and promote progression. Amongst those funded were projects that tackled low school attendance, projects that sparked a passion in female scientists and engineers as well as more challenging subjects such as sexual exploitation, self-esteem, confidence and drug/alcohol awareness you can read more about project funded on the YAF fund page.
Christine Eustace, Project Manager of CMPP said: “The Youth Aspiration Fund offers a great opportunity to work with inspiring businesses who want to help ignite a passion in young people. If you have an idea for a youth engagement project then we would love to hear it, via the online application form.”
The Youth Aspiration fund opens on Monday 3rd October 2016 and closes on Monday 14th November 2016.