Mahdlo Youth Zone Wins Share of Community Funding

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Mahdlo Youth Zone Wins Share of Community Funding

Mahdlo Youth Zone has won funding to help deliver its services across Oldham.

Supporting communities

28 October 2015

Mahdlo Youth Zone will use the funding received to run three courses as part of their Future Zone project, aimed at increasing the confidence and aspirations of young people aged 13 to 21.

 

Mahdlo Youth Zone is one of eight not-for-profit organisations in the North of England which have received a share of over £1m from NatWest’s Skills & Opportunities Fund. They have been chosen from over 1,000 applicants following a public vote. The fund seeks to support community and charity initiatives that help people achieve qualifications, get into work or set up their own business either now or in the future.

Mahdlo Youth Zone is a registered charity in Oldham. They will use the funding to run three courses as part of their Future Zone project, aimed at increasing the confidence and aspirations of young people aged 13 to 21. They have been awarded £33,803.40.

Mike Doran, Chief Executive of Mahdlo, said:

“This funding is a fantastic boost for Mahdlo. It will enable us to support even more young people from Oldham to make positive choices about their futures. The Future Zone project will increase aspirations, support skills development and prepare young people for the world of work, through exploring and experiencing achievable opportunities.”

Thom Kenrick, Head of Community Programmes at NatWest commented:

 “We are delighted with the response to our new Skills & Opportunities Fund and pleased to support such fantastic local community organisations with much-needed funds to help their projects get off the ground or expand even further.”

To find out more about the Skills & Opportunities Fund visit: skillsandopportunitiesfund.natwest.com.


The next round of applications for the Skills & Opportunities fund will open On Friday 30th October at noon.


 

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