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Supporting youth training and employment

Posted on 30 May 2019

The new Hyde Foundation Breaking Barriers bursary will help young residents meet their career goals.

The bursary will support Hyde residents, aged 16 to 24, with a grant of up to £1,000, to help address or reduce barriers that prevent them from reaching their career goals.

Funds will help pay for travel to college or work, equipment, workwear and training, helping young people reach their full potential, and be a positive force in the workplace and their community.

Fundraising began in January 2019, with staff taking part in the Big Half Marathon in London in March. Our contractors ENGIE and Cleanscapes each made contributions of £1,000 and Hyde Chief Executive Elaine Bailey also made a donation, taking the total raised to £20,000.

Elaine said: “I’m delighted to support this new initiative. I’m proud of the efforts staff have put in to raise money and it was great that our contractors have also donated. The bursary will make a real difference to young residents and I look forward to hearing about their successes.”

Sarah Willis, Programme Manager – Successful Places, Hyde Foundation, said: “We really appreciate Elaine’s support from volunteering at the Big Half and the donation to funds, it means that we can offer much-needed practical support to our young residents enabling them to achieve their career goals.”