Thousands of young people to benefit from funding award
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An ambitious scheme to transform the way young people transition from education to career has been welcomed by the county council.
Newcastle United Foundation is getting a £2.6m grant from the North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA) after it agreed to the investment in ‘NU Futures’, which includes the provision of a state-of-the-art facility for young people.
The Combined Authority’s Cabinet approved the grant for NU Futures, which supports an extensive outreach programme delivered by the Newcastle United charity, targeting thousands of school children plus hundreds of young people not in education, employment and training across North of Tyne.
The funding will also support the redevelopment of Murray House, which will be used as a focal point for this activity.
NTCA Cabinet member for education improvement Councillor Wayne Daley said: “This is going to benefit thousands of young people across the North of Tyne area.
“It will inspire their future career pathways, including hundreds of young people who are currently not in education, training or employment.
“It’s an amazing, inspiring, innovative project that will help shape and frame the careers of young people for years to come.”
The Foundation has committed to delivering extra support to young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, helping them on their journey towards future careers. The programme will also see additional support to young adults who are furthest from the jobs market through mentoring, personal development and regular interactions with local employers.
John Marshall, chair of Trustees at the Foundation added: “We are delighted that North of Tyne Combined Authority has approved this grant. We now move one step closer to making this ambitious project a reality. We are appealing to other funders to join us and create a legacy for generations to come.”
To find out more about the project and how you can support it visit nufoundation.org.uk/teamup