Step Together are delighted to share the news that they have been awarded a grant by Britain’s largest family owned baker, Warburtons.
Each year, through their Community Investment Strategy, Families Matter, Warburtons provide project grants to fund local initiatives that improve the health and well-being of communities.
The Step Together project in Bristol will help break the cycle of dependence and poverty for young people from socially and economically disadvantaged families. The project will start in October 2016 and initially it will run for one year. The intention is to replicate a tested approach and to scale up the project following this pilot period.
Central to this project will be the engagement of businesses that can provide work placements. The Warburtons Bristol Bakery Hub will be working closely with Step Together to provide opportunities for employees to get involved in supporting the project.
Mike Joy, Finance Manager and Community Champion at the Warburton’s Bristol Bakery said: “We are really pleased to be able to help launch this important project and work with Step Together, and our staff, on improving skills in the local community.”
Mike Silvey, Director of Step Together said: "We are delighted to be working with Warburtons on this project, which will help a currently underserved minority of young people to engage in their communities, helping them at the same time to improve their employability and develop positive aspirations for the future."