Young Funding Network

November 2017

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.

Juta shoes raised over £1200 to grow their social enterprise creating beautiful shoes from reclaimed and sustainable materials, while supporting people at risk of financial and social exclusion through their skills programme.

The funding allowed the team to take on 5 additional teachers in their training programme, and delivered employability skills sessions to 16 more women in partnership with Housing Associations.

Thank you to all the generous givers who donated to these great projects.