HeadStart has continued to grow, with support from retail giant New Look and the Heathrow Community Fund.
In November last year, The Challenge and mentoring programme Mosaic launched the Inspiring Youth Project in Brentford with a £250,000 grant from the Heathrow Community Fund. This initiative is aimed at encouraging young people to get involved in communities around Heathrow Airport and, in turn, help them to develop essential skills for the future. Our incentivised volunteering programme, HeadStart, is one of five programmes within the Inspiring Youth Project and will add an element of social integration into this project.
We are pleased to announce that in April, the Heathrow Community Fund committed to a further £125,000 to fund HeadStart in West London.
In the same month, our corporate partners, New Look, committed to a second year of funding for HeadStart with a £50,000 grant.
This is great news for The Challenge and is testament to the effectiveness of HeadStart at helping young people into work whilst inspiring them to get involved in their local communities.