£29,700 to support disadvantaged and unemployed young people into creative careers.
We are extremely happy and very proud to announce that FAD has been selected as one of seven winners in the London region. Thank you to everyone who voted!
“In London, we’re committed to supporting projects that make changes that last, particularly those that deliver a measurable social impact on employability, enterprise or education. We look forward to seeing how the projects we’re funding in London will help to give people the skills and opportunities to build better lives and stronger communities, and where possible, to provide further support through staff volunteering.” Phil Northey, London Natwest Board Chair
Over the last 15 years FAD has helped nearly 9,000 young people from a wide range of ethnic, social and economic backgrounds. We work in partnership with inspiring industry people like George at Asda, River Island and Marks & Spencer to bring skills, insight and opportunities to young people. We have seen first hand how fashion is a fantastic tool to engage, motivate and inspire teenagers.
This funding from Natwest will pay for FAD’s Fashioning A Difference programme, which strives to make the fashion and creative industries more inclusive to talented young people from economically disadvantaged or unemployed backgrounds. It will pay for over 100 hours of technical workshops, career planning and 1-on-1 mentoring support, extending the reach of FAD’s already successful Fashion Futures programme.
At a difficult time for small charities, this lifeline from Natwest means FAD can continue to support creative young people into the careers and jobs they deserve.