The Big Give is a national campaign built on matched funding that this year runs from 30th November, Giving Tuesday for one week. We are delighted to have been selected to take part again this year, and our target is to raise £10,000 in the online campaign to release £10,000 matched funding that has already been pledged.
Our campaign last year was a huge success and the money raised enabled us to deliver our programme to over 70 young people online. Your support in this year’s campaign will enable us to rebuild on the team’s achievements and learnings throughout the pandemic as we move back into the coaching room face to face.
Our vision is to transform the lives of up to 90 young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in Brighton each year, giving them the support, skills and confidence they need to get into work (or re-enter education) and begin to build a future filled with hope.
Since the programme began 15 years ago in London, the Spear Programme has impacted the lives of more than 6,500 16-24 year olds. 75% of those who complete the Spear Programme not only get into work, but remain there a year later. Spear Brighton was launched in September 2018 and is the first Spear programme outside of London.