Supporting young people
Whilst we are well known for the support we provide to older people, we have been providing grants, education and support to some of the most vulnerable young people in Birmingham and Solihull for over 150 years.
In the coming years, we plan to expand the services and support we offer to young people so please check our website for updates.
Academic Enrichment Programme:
University of Birmingham
For many years, we have provided bursaries to students at The University of Birmingham through their Access to Birmingham Scholarships Programme. This supported many individuals from our region to undertake degree courses in subjects such as Social Policy and Social Work. Many of these students may not have been able to access higher education without these scholarships.
Between 2017-2020, we will provide funding for a new programme which will enable 45 young people each year from the Birmingham and Solihull area to access this life-changing programme, which encourages and supports young people from less advantaged backgrounds to realise their higher education aspirations.
Students who are successful in gaining a place on this programme will benefit from the following:
Support with raising students' academic grades through two study skills sessions in Year 13
Support from current undergraduates via e-mentoring
Support with their decision making process
First hand experience of the academic learning to be expected from a research-led institution during the week long residential in August
An invitation to attend the celebration event that recognises the hard work of all the participants on the programme.
For more information about this programme, visit:
Tuition for Looked After Children:
We currently provide funding for individual tuition for ‘looked after’ young people to enable them to go on to access higher level qualifications and training.
For many years, we have funded apprentices in different areas of the charity. Apprenticeships are an excellent way of getting a head start in a particular field of work and enable people to start working and earning a decent wage while they learn key skills and gain the qualifications that employers need.
We employ apprentices in several areas of the organisation including catering, painting and decorating, care and customer services.
For more information, call us on 0121 245 1002.