The Nottingham Building Society has shown further support for mental health charity The Wolfpack Project with £20,000 to help positively shape the careers of over 500 young adults in the city.
Its latest donation – it previously awarded the Nottingham-based charity £14,500 – will be pivotal in growing the #FindYourFuture initiative, which helps young people aged 16 to 35 find employment via emotional support, advice and guidance, work coaching and CV help.
The money was donated via The Nottingham’s Samuel Fox Foundation, which supports projects and causes that help communities thrive, with a focus on helping young people fulfil their potential, inspire career journeys and build their futures.
It will go towards funding a project manager, volunteer co-ordinator, social media co-ordinator, community and office space hire, digital marketing and leaflets and IT equipment.
As well as providing the monetary contribution, team members at The Nottingham will participate in 30-minute micro-volunteering sessions where they will highlight their skills and experience to support Wolfpack clients with their career goals.
The Wolfpack Project’s founder and CEO Damien Reynolds said: “We are extremely grateful for The Nottingham’s continued generosity, both in terms of the financial donation and the time members of its team will be kindly giving to us.
“It will allow younger people access to group information days and break-out discussions, as well as access to the resources they need and further signposting to additional training where appropriate.”
The Nottingham’s Head of People and Development Anne Leivers added: “The £20,000 donation shows our ongoing support for The Wolfpack Project, and we are delighted it will directly help over 500 young adults via the fantastic #FindYourFuture initiative.
“We’re also proud to be donating team members’ time, enabling those looking to shape their careers to benefit from first-hand, real-world advice and experience.”