HRF support for financially vulnerable young people across the UK
07 Nov 2022
The Hymans Robertson Foundation has confirmed the charity partners receiving multiyear funding over the next 3 years. We are continuing our partnerships with Barnardo’s, the Prince’s Trust, MyBnk, FARE Scotland and Works +. New partners include London Screen Academy and St Basil’s. Our funding supports a range of employability, education and financial education services focussed on young people across the UK.
In addition, the Foundation will provide 2-year funding to LifeLink. Our new partnership with LifeLink is a response to the growing need of young people to access support for their mental health and wellbeing. Support will also be extended to charity partners’ staff.
Our total committed funding to our charities over the next 3 years is more than £470,000. For our smaller and mid-size charity partners, we are also providing an unrestricted grant towards their core costs.
The Foundation’s CEO Marcella Boyle said, “We recognise the challenge of the cost-of-living crisis, particularly the impact and added stress to communities across the UK. Our support for our charity partners enables them to focus on supporting low income and financially vulnerable young people, and we are proud to continue to work with these vital organisations.”
In addition, the Foundation continues to fund the Hymans Robertson Bursary for young people. The bursary offers up to £300 for eligible young people across the UK to support them to stay in or achieve a positive destination in education, learning and employment. Over 100 young people have already been supported in 2022, with bursaries meeting the costs of travel, clothing for work, examination costs, IT and data kits, fuel and care costs.
One of the bursary recipients told the Foundation, “The bursary has really helped me feel like I can go to college and maybe get a career I like, and it also gives me a break from caring responsibilities.”