The £240,000 award is over three years and will mean that young people aged between 16-19 can now benefit from UK Youth's alternative curriculum specifically designed for those excluded from mainstream school. The money will be a huge boost for the recently established YAF in Bournemouth that only opened it's doors in October this year.
"We already run a successful YAF for 13-16 year olds at outdoor activity centre, Avon Tyrrell. This money means we'll now be supporting an older group of young people also at risk of becoming marginalised. We are incredibly grateful to HSBC for this significant contribution to our work." Charlotte Hill, UK Youth Chief Executive.
The money has come from HSBC through its Future First education programme which was started in 2006. Since then it has helped more than half a million young people in 56 countries through 500 educational projects.
"HSBC believes that education is one of the most powerful tools to reduce poverty and inequality. Future First supports projects that help disadvantaged young people access education and life-skills to help them fulfil their potential and realise a better future. Because of the charities we partner with, Future First makes a real difference to young people's hopes, dreams and ambitions." Douglas Flint, HSBC Group Chairman.
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