The Traveller Movement is delighted to announce it has been awarded a grant by the Youth Futures Foundation. The £70,304.00 award will support the organisation in its work with Gypsy, Roma and Traveller NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) young people.
The 'Roads to Success for Gypsy Roma and Traveller Youth' Project will run for twelve months and will work with Gypsy, Roma and Traveller young people to develop a peer-led research project and intervention strategy.
The Traveller Movement (TM) is a national community development policy and voice charity who campaign against discrimination, promote inclusion, participation and community engagement for the Irish Traveller and Gypsy communities in Britain. TM is proud to work in partnership with the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities together with service providers and policy makers across the UK to better promote social inclusion and community cohesion.
The Youth Futures Foundation was established to find, fund, support and evaluate programmes which help young people to move into meaningful work. Unemployment amongst 16-24-year olds is currently four times as high as any other age group; those from the most disadvantaged backgrounds face the biggest challenge in getting a job.
Youth Futures Foundation’s Chief Executive, Anna Smee, commented:
‘We are delighted to support Traveller Movement in their work on the 'Roads to Success for Gypsy Roma and Traveller Youth' project. Youth Futures Foundation is committed to a society where all young people have equitable access to good quality jobs, by identifying ‘what works’, investing in good practice and initiating new ways of working – to ignite systems change. This partnership will support our ambitions and help to deliver our vision.’
Traveller Movement CEO, Yvonne MacNamara commented:
"We are thrilled to accept this grant from the Youth Future's Foundation. We have long wished to develop meaningful interventions by working in partnership with Gypsy, Roma Traveller NEET people, and this very generous grant allows us to do this. Over the next twelve months we will be consulting with GRT young people by facilitating a peer-led research project which aims to reduce their economic exclusion."
Youth Futures Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit organisation established with a £90m endowment from the Reclaim Fund to improve employment outcomes for young people from marginalised backgrounds. Our aim is to narrow employment gaps by identifying what works and why, investing in evidence generation and innovation, and igniting a movement for change