Youth unemployment in the north east of England is worryingly high. Over a quarter of 16-25 year olds are classed as unemployed in Hull. The city is perpetually troubled by high levels of crime, youth unemployment and low skills.
LandAid is working with local charity the Goodwin Development Trust to help tackle these issues. The Goodwin Development Trust was formed by a group of residents of an inner city housing estate who came together to provide grassroots support for their disadvantaged young residents. The established charity has been supported by LandAid since 2011 when we made a grant of £15,000 towards refurbishments for their youth facility. We awarded an additional £35,000 grant in 2012 for a project to refurbish a three bedroom house. In keeping with the local participation, young people have been at the forefront of both projects informing and partaking in the work, one apprentice even leading as the building contractor.
Join our charity visit on Monday 20 April 2015 by emailing Laureen Walsh, Events & Fundraising Manager today. Please note that this event will take place in the afternoon however the exact time is to be confirmed.
Charity visits are a great way for LandAid supporters to see first hand the fantastic work our charity partners do, and the lasting impact their generosity can have. Visits normally take 1-2 hours and are completely free to attend.