SIR HOWARD BERNSTEIN FUND
Sir Howard’s vision was to make a significant impact upon social mobility for young Mancunians and ensure equality of opportunity for all. By providing aspirational experiences in professional and entrepreneurial environments, the charity aims to support the city’s young people to gain the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to thrive and succeed.
In partnership with Manchester Young Lives, the Sir Howard Bernstein Fund supports their study programme by providing bursaries of £100/p week for young people accessing a structured work placement for a maximum of 8 weeks. By providing valuable hands on work experience, the young people move closer to apprenticeships and jobs. In addition, to financial support, the participants benefit from the professional support of Manchester Young Lives staff.
Manchester’s Rising Stars Fund
The fund aims to give young Mancunians a helping hand to take opportunities that may otherwise be out of their reach. Limited finances can be a barrier to many young people, and we recognise that a little financial support at the right time can make a big difference when starting out on a career, self-employment or learning path.
We welcome requests for grants to purchase equipment, to fund training and accreditations, and to support other costs relating to moving into employment, education or training.
Success Story: PhidelPhidel was referred to Manchester Young Lives in need of intensive support after his college place had broken down. Phidel worked on his Functional skills in Maths Level 1 and English Entry Level 3, and a Certificate in Personal Effectiveness (COPE). Within 4 months of attending sessions and some additional 1-2-1 sessions, Phidel successfully achieved…
HOW WE SUPPORT
All projects will work towards the following outcomes for young people:
- Personal Effectiveness: confidence and resilience, self belief and a positive attitude
- Career Readiness: increased occupational awareness, motivation and aspiration
- Social Capital: experience of professional/corporate environments, expansion of personal networks and access to role models
- Employability skills: the opportunity to build recruitment skills (experience of interviews, CVs, applications) and key employment competencies ( i.e. listening, presenting, problem solving, creativity, staying positive, aiming high, leadership and teamwork)
- Entrepreneurial spirit: creativity and business acumen.
PREVIOUS PROJECT SPOTLIGHT:We Love Manchester proudly supports young Mancunians. They are our rising stars and future leaders, and some may need a helping hand along the way. We work with young people through our key projects including Summer School, funded work experience placements, funds and platforms for young entrepreneurs, and personal mentoring opportunities. All projects help to…
We Love Manchester Summer School 2019
Manchester Youth Market
Manchester Youth Market is a joint initiative between Manchester City Council and We Love MCR Charity. The project supports young entrepreneurs by providing up to £500 in grant support to their business and provides pop up trading opportunities around Manchester. Business start up advice is also provided by People Plus giving the traders the advice, support and network they need to succeed.
Success Story: Libby McIntyreLibby McIntyre was only 12 when she traded at the Manchester Youth Market Celebration event on the 23rd June 2018, selling her homemade wish bracelets. Manchester Youth Market and Manchester Markets were so impressed with Libby’s stall, including the packaging, sales pitch and overall professionalism on the day, that a Rising Star Award was created…
The We Love MCR Charity provides support to families looking to build their resilience, by offering short breaks to help them to increase confidence and broaden their experiences. For many young people an opportunity to increase their self-confidence, improve family relationships and broadening their aspirations can have an enormous positive impact on their future. We do this through our flagship Ghyll Head Family Support Programme by Windermere.
At Ghyll Head, we’ve been delighted to give hundreds of Manchester families referred to us by professionals the opportunity to discover new activities and ways of parenting, and to build their resilience and confidence to succeed.
Quotes from Ghyll Head families
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