MK Community Foundation has announced the creation of the ICAEW Social Mobility Fund. The fund of £100,000 will support projects to encourage people in black communities to gain increased social mobility through access and attainment into formal education. Initiatives will include life skills development, in particular in relation to finance and business, and to encourage further studies such as professional qualifications and peer group learning.
The funding will also be used to support stepping-stone projects that will work towards building confidence and raising aspirations.
Milton Keynes Community Foundation is pleased to be working with locally-based ICAEW to identify opportunities in Milton Keynes and to utilise the collective knowledge of the wider Community Foundation network to guide where the funding could be used nationally to generate the best positive outcome.
Matthew Downton – ICAEW Director
“ICAEW is very pleased to partner with the Community Foundation. Our goal is to provide support and inspiration to those with aspiration and ability but are disadvantaged. Improved social mobility leads to greater equality of opportunity, a wider pool from which to draw talent and ultimately a more productive local economy.”
Ian Revell – Chief Executive Milton Keynes Community Foundation
“The Community Foundation is delighted to work in partnership with ICAEW to improve social mobility within black communities and welcomes the opportunity to support projects of real impact that will be life-changing.”
Milton Keynes Community Foundation welcomes applications and partnership enquiries from groups and organisations that are interested to work with the Foundation to make this fund a great success. If you would like to discuss this in more detail, please call 01908 690276 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.