Career Ready has been shortlisted for the RBS Skills and Opportunities Fund. The next stage is a public vote – the charity with the most votes increases their chance of being awarded the funding.
If successful, Career Ready will use the generous funding to give more than 400 Scottish young people the confidence, skills and networks to fulfil their amazing potential and achieve much more than they realise is possible.
Ken Barclay, recently retired Chair of the RBS Scotland Board, said:
“In Scotland, we’re committed to funding projects that will leave a lasting legacy for the people we share a community with. We’d like to see a measurable social impact on employability, education or enterprise all across the country and make a real difference in our disadvantaged communities.”
Anne Wexelstein, Career Ready Director for Scotland, said:
“We know what an incredible impact our programme has on students and the volunteers who support them. We work with young people who have little family background of higher education or professional careers and we give them the skills, networks and confidence to aim far higher than they ever dreamed possible.
“This crucial funding from RBS will enable us to have that impact on more than 400 Scottish young people, by growing student numbers and launching the programme in West Lothian. We have some tough competition to secure the funding and need as many votes as possible. That’s why we’re urging all our supporters, across the UK, to get behind Career Ready and vote for us.”
To show your support for Career Ready, VOTE NOW – it is a simple online form and shouldn’t take more than a few minutes. Please note, voting closes on Friday 6 November.