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Small Charity Week 2024

It’s Small Charity Week here in the UK…did you know that 96% of the charities working in the UK are deemed to be small charities – ones with income under £1 million per annum? Here’s some you might not have realised are small charities…

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Sophie from Romsey Young Carers
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Shining a light on the extraordinary work of Hampshire based charities

HIWCF’s most recent Seeing Is Believing event was hosted by Youth Options, giving HIWCF donors and supporters an inspiring insight into the vital support delivered to young people in the area. Hosted at Youth Options Outdoor Learning Centre in Eastleigh, and joined by Romsey Young Carers, guests and young people came together to see first hand the huge impact that can be made on young people’s future opportunities when they are supported to learn through outdoor activities.

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Josh Ward, Positive Pathways Foundation
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From Impossible to “I’m Possible”

Josh is autistic and had long-term struggles with employment and life in general, leaving him unemployed, and feeling anxious and defeated. Joining Positive Path Foundation and landing the leading role in an award-winning film turned his life around. With new-found confidence and the support of PPF / Minstead Trust Employability Scheme, Josh landed a theatre job and now has an exciting future full of possibilities.

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Young Island Lives Fund

Three local charities came together to discuss the multiple barriers to employment for people from disadvantaged communities, young people and adults with learning disabilities. Minstead Trust, The Literacy Hubs and Motiv8 described how their innovative interventions are helping to widen access to the employment market. This engaging webinar followed on from our recent report into our £2 million funding programme delivered with 16 community partners, which enabled 1,200 people in the region – from disadvantaged areas, complex backgrounds, or who had disabilities – to take steps that increased their chances of gaining employment or training.

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The Literacy Hubs
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Community Lens Webinar: Spotlight on employability and skills

Three local charities came together to discuss the multiple barriers to employment for people from disadvantaged communities, young people and adults with learning disabilities. Minstead Trust, The Literacy Hubs and Motiv8 described how their innovative interventions are helping to widen access to the employment market. This engaging webinar followed on from our recent report into our £2 million funding programme delivered with 16 community partners, which enabled 1,200 people in the region – from disadvantaged areas, complex backgrounds, or who had disabilities – to take steps that increased their chances of gaining employment or training.

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