Helping young people in Norfolk & Suffolk

aged 12-25 achieve their dreams

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About Us

What we're doing

The Mason Trust has a long history of helping young people in Norfolk and Suffolk to realise their potential, pursue their career aspirations and to take control of their own futures through our one-to-one, group and online provisions.

Some of the projects we are involved in...

Our Mentoring Service encompasses schemes such as our new Step Forward programme, and aims to give young people the help they need and deserve to move forward into employment. Our employment mentors work with candidates on a one-to-one basis, helping to identify and overcome barriers to work. Our programmes are about putting people back in control of their own futures, working with mentors who care and want to make a difference.

We partnered With Norfolk and Suffolk County Councils in the recently completed Youth Pledge for Employers project which works with small and medium enterprises (SMEs) across the New Anglia LEP, to develop opportunities for young people to engage in work-based experience, structured employment and sector related learning. More than 220 participating organisations were profiled on our icanbea… website and can now advertise their offerings directly to local young people.

We operate the icanbea… website - a local careers platform and digital careers fair that showcases the best, accessible opportunities the area has to offer to young people.  We have hundreds of the region's employers represented on the site sharing their job opportunities and we feature career information for multiple growth industries as well as support tools for things like CV writing.

Funding for Individuals - Our 'Small Change' Grant provides sums of around £75 to help young people in Norfolk and Suffolk take that next step through education, training, work or along their chosen career path.

Our Education Programme is based on school engagement and direct contact with young people through our classroom-based workshops in Norfolk & Suffolk.  We focus on showing them how to look at local labour market information (LMI) and employers - and what this information means for career and work opportunities. We also run sessions on getting a CV up and running and attend select Careers Events with stands and activities.

Digital Leaflet

For an digital / printable version of our summary leaflet, click here (pdf)


For organisations or anyone looking to make a donation towards a specific programme or our own funding pot, any contribution is hugely appreciated! 

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