Young Funding Network
In November 2017, we came together with partner London Young Charity Professionals (LYCP), for our Young Funding Network (YFN) live crowdfunding event.
Bloom Bakery raised over £1140 to grow their bakery, which trains people facing long term unemployment in baking skills
Since the event, Bloom Bakery has been able to hire their first staff member, and delivered bakery skills training to 32 people facing unemployment and a further 6 people for their advanced level programme, with many gaining qualifications to move into full term employment.
The Green Schools Project raised over £1070 for their project to run a Social Business Challenge for school students to teach critical teamwork and problem-solving skills in social enterprise.
As part of the challenge, 25 students got into groups and created an idea for an environmentally focused social business, and pitched their ideas to local businesses, learning real-world skills while having fun.
The winning idea will be presented to a meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Social Enterprise.