National charity The Prince’s Trust, which was set up over 40 years ago by His Majesty The King Charles III, recently received £1,500 from housebuilder Barratt Homes following the coronation on Saturday 6th May.
The donation, made by Watford-based Barratt North Thames through the Barratt Foundation’s Community Fund, will go towards the charity’s mission – that every young person should have the chance to succeed, no matter what their background or the challenges they face.
The donation contributed towards the Barratt Developments Million Makers team’s, Team Golden Bricks, fundraising total. This employee engagement initiative, provided by The Prince’s Trust, sees teams of employees from companies across the UK fundraise over 6-months to help change young lives. The donation made by Watford-based Barratt North Thames supported the team of graduates in raising over £128,000 for the charity.’
According to data from People Management, two thirds of under-25’s are struggling to find meaningful work post pandemic . The Princes Trust has helped over 1,000,000 young people aged 11-30 to develop essential life skills, get ready for work and access job opportunities. They run an incredibly important 12-week programme called ‘Team’, which helps to boost young people’s confidence by working on a community project and learning essential Maths and English skills. The Trust’s most recent campaign ‘Class of COVID’ highlights young people, whose education, social lives, and job prospects were damaged by COVID while showing with the right support they can fight back and pursue their ambitions.
Marc Woolfe, Head of Sales at Barratt North Thames, comments: “As both a responsible housebuilder and employer, we want to be able to help the younger generation as much as possible to be positive about the future. The work The Prince’s Trust do is integral to our young people who may come from disadvantaged backgrounds and need some extra help to prepare them for the working world, and we are proud to support them ahead of the Coronation weekend. Barratt North Thames runs an incredibly successful apprenticeship programme, and with gaining hands on experience, obtaining life skills, and receiving qualifications amongst the benefits of doing an apprenticeship, our level 2-6 courses in a range of practical fields would suit anyone beginning their career .”
Anna Sims, Senior Manager of Employee Fundraising at The Prince’s Trust comments: “We are very grateful to Barratt North Thames for their support of young people at this crucial time. The donation will go towards the funding of a variety employability and enterprise programmes, which help people develop skills for employment and guidance on starting businesses. None of our vital work could be done without the generous donations from employers across the country, like this one from Barratt North Thames.”
For more information about The Princes Trust, please visit, https://www.princes-trust.org.uk/.
Barratt North Thames is currently building a range of new homes across Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, and Hertfordshire in locations such as Leighton Buzzard, Aylesbury, Houghton Regis, and Buckingham.