Demand for CVQO-led qualifications rises each year but we have to turn away a large number of young people through lack of funds. It is frustrating that we are unable to do more because of financial constraints, however we are enormously grateful for the support of a number of generous charitable trusts and individual donors.
Building and developing relationships with trusts and foundations is very important to us and we are indebted to all those who have helped us provide young people, many coming from areas of multiple deprivation and others facing learning or physical disabilities, with greater opportunities in life.Some recent examples are:
- The Leathersellers’ Company provided funding to run Level 1 courses for cadets aged between 13 and 15 years old over a four year period.
- The Hedley Foundation donated money to pay for musical instruments for deserving young people.
- The Saddlers’s Company Charitable Fund supported a number of cadets with learning and physical disabilities.
- The Dulverton Trust provided enough money to fund several courses in areas of multiple deprivation across the UK
- The Bernard Sunley Charitable Foundation was able to help a number of young musicians studying for the Level 2 BTEC in Music.
- The Ironmongers’ Foundation funded a pilot programme for young learners.
Such financial assistance enables us to establish the solid financial base necessary to continue providing opportunities for deserving young people and volunteering adults to improve their prospects in education and work.