4 minute read 23 Sep 2020
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EY Foundation Impact Report 2019/2020

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EY Foundation

An independent charity helping young people

The EY Foundation helps young people facing barriers to entering the labour markets and supports social entrepreneurs scale up sustainably.

4 minute read 23 Sep 2020

Despite the challenges of 2020 the EY Foundation has had a record year and supported almost 7,000 young people and over 160 social enterprises between July 2019 and June 2020. 

The EY Foundation supports young people facing barriers to securing fulfilling employment and social entrepreneurs to grow their businesses. By connecting the two sides of the labour market, we help employers to engage with diverse, untapped talent, and provide important employability skills training and paid work experience opportunities to the young people we support.

It has been an exciting year of growth for us. As well as record numbers of delivery, we launched a fourth Hub in the Midlands to expand our presence across the UK and secured funding from the Careers and Enterprise company, the Mercers Company and the CareTech Foundation to scale up delivery.

Embedding youth voice has been another priority for us through the launch of our new Youth Advisory Board (YAB) and Ambassador network across the UK. These young people are regularly consulted and involved in all aspects of the Foundation’s work, from input into the development of new projects, to active involvement in the recruitment and selection of new Board members.

COVID-19 has had a huge impact on our delivery but it has taught us that as an organisation we can respond to a crisis quickly and innovate our programme delivery to protect opportunities. You can read more about how we responded in our report, along with key impact data and case studies from a range of young people and supporters.

Collaboration is another key focus for us as we look ahead to the next year. The Impact Report sets out some of our key partnerships and how important these are to supporting more young people across the UK.

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If you are an employer or organisation who would like to work with us, please get in touch enquiries@eyfoundation.ey.com

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EY Foundation

An independent charity helping young people

The EY Foundation helps young people facing barriers to entering the labour markets and supports social entrepreneurs scale up sustainably.