Phenomenal local support results in funding for new student enterprise programme
Following a public vote in November, Form the Future CIC is one of 12 organisations in the Midlands and East region that has been awarded a grant from the NatWest Skills & Opportunities Fund. The £12,111 grant will allow the Cambridge-based social enterprise to develop a new entrepreneurship programme that will benefit over 400 students from local schools.
Teaching students about the skills and behaviours needed to succeed in business, will encourage and inspire them to succeed in other areas of their lives. This new programme aims particularly to help and empower young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Janat Hulston, Chair of NatWest's Midlands and East Regional Board, said: "Through the Skills and Opportunities Fund, we have been able to support a range of programmes across the Midlands and East of England in their development and delivery, and like those programmes that have won previously, Form the Future CIC has created a fantastic programme through which will have a positive impact on the local community."
Michelle Yung, Marketing & Communications Manager at Form the Future CIC said: "We are delighted to be receiving funding from the Natwest Skills and Opportunities Fund, as it will enable us to create a specialised programme that will benefit many disadvantaged students in our local area. We would like to thank everyone who voted for us for enabling this opportunity and NatWest for providing their support."
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Michelle Yung, Marketing and Communications Manager at Form the Future CIC
Form the Future CIC is a Cambridge-based social enterprise. They deliver the skills service for the Greater Cambridge Partnership, linking schools and businesses to build students' careers awareness and employability skills and to promote apprenticeships. They also run Cambridge LaunchPad for local STEM employers, provide a mentoring programme, an impartial careers advice service and support work experience programmes.