Our 'Small Change' Grant opened in August and 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.
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 Digital Youth Hub - in partnership with the DWP. This has been in operation since May 2021 and facilitates young job seekers into jobs through a one-to-one mentoring and support service. We help them overcome barriers to work and bolster their confidence to find sustainable employment. So far, we have helped more than 290 young people into work. The DYH programme currently operates hand-in-hand with Jobcentre Plus in King’s Lynn.
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 of offer 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.
For organisations or anyone looking to make a donation towards a specific programme or our own funding pot, any contribution is hugely appreciated!Find Out More!