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Council funding boost for Basingstoke Consortium

News release 8422, published on 20 Mar 2019
A charity which works to help young people prepare for the world of work has been given a funding boost of £151,000 by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council.

Basingstoke Consortium will receive the cash injection over the next four years. 

This will be broken down into £40,000 in 2019/20, £38,000 in 2020/21, £37,000 in 2021/22 and £36,000 in 2022/23. 

Last year, the charity also received £40,000 from the council, bringing the total grants over a five-year period to £191,000. 

Basingstoke Consortium is a charity which works with schools, colleges, community providers and businesses to help prepare young people for adult life and the world of work.

They co-ordinate a range of motivational education programmes and create partnerships between business and education.

Cabinet Member for Finance, Service Delivery and Improvement Cllr Robert Tate said: “Basingstoke Consortium does excellent work, linking employers and education providers and <span>supporting initiatives that improve life chances for young people.

“I’m delighted that we’re able to continue to support this local charity which is doing such valuable work in our community.” 

The Community and Voluntary Sector Grant Scheme provides funding for groups and organisations which help to empower residents, and build resilient communities where people can thrive and feel they belong. 

Cath Longhurst, CEO of Basingstoke Consortium and EBP South said: "Basingstoke Consortium is delighted to have received the next four years of funding which will help enhance and further the essential work that we do with schools and businesses across the area.

"It will also support our work to inspire and prepare young people for the world of work, including running 'Get Inspired Basingstoke' which was a huge success and saw over 300 young people attend."

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