Employability Fund

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Just £23 can provide a young person with an hour of advice from a specialist coach.

Our Employability Fund provides homeless young people with specialist coaches who help them become job-ready and to ultimately secure long-term employment, so they can live independent, happy lives.

The Employability Fund is underpinned by an Employability Bursary that helps young people overcome the costs associated with getting into work and education - whether it’s course fees or the bus fare to a job interview. 

With young people most likely to have lost their jobs due to COVID-19, now is a crucial time to be delivering our Employability Fund.  We want to provide as many young people as possible with the keys to long-term security.


Jess's Story

Jess suffered from mental health issues and faced homelessness. She dreamed of getting into youth work so she could help other young people like her. With the support of End Youth Homelessness, her dreams came true – Jess now has a home of her own and is qualified in youth work. By donating to the appeal, we can help even more young people just like Jess.

 

A BRIGHTER FUTURE REPORT & TOOLKIT

The launch of the Employability Fund also coincided with the release of A Brighter Future, a piece of research and accompanying toolkit that EYH created in collaboration with the Young Foundation that explores best practices for employers and job coaches working with young people.

The evidence is clear that homeless young people want to access work and education, but face many barriers that prevent them from doing so. This is the problem our Employability Fund is designed to help solve.

The full report can be found here.

The toolkit can be accessed here.

camille walala x eyh campaign

Renowned artist Camille Walala, teams up with advertising agency Truant, media agency Jack and production company Mill+ to help raise awareness of EYH’s Employability Fund.  

“Homeless young people have so much potential, they’ve just had a difficult start in life.  With the right help they can achieve great things.  I got involved with the campaign because I wanted to help give hope to homeless young people. I want to help raise awareness of End Youth Homelessness’ important work and encourage other people to get involved too – a donation of just £23 provides an hour with a career coach, which gets young people on the road to independence.”

– Camille Walala