supporting young people fulfil their potential

Who We Support

Our Latest Grant – Villiers Park Educational Trust

We have just awarded our second grant of £4900 to Villiers Park Educational Trust for their ‘Shaping Your Future’ programme. The Emma Campbell Trust is thrilled to be part of this really important initiative.

http://www.villierspark.org.uk

Why do we need Shaping Your Future?

Our ‘Shaping Your Future’ programme enables young people to fulfil their potential. Millions of young people in the UK don’t have the opportunities that their talent merits because they come from lower-income backgrounds. They are far less likely to get a job in the professions than their more privileged peers even if they have been to the same university and obtained the same degree grade.

For example, despite for accounting for only 7% of the UK population, the percentage of independently educated employees in the professions are:

  • 43% of Barristers
  • 44% working in TV, Film and Music
  • 54% of top Journalists
  • 54% of FTSE 100 CEOs
  • 70% Finance Directors
  • and 88% of Supreme Court Judges

Shaping Your Future tackles this inequality and opens door for young people.

What is Shaping Your Future?

We work with bright students from lower-income backgrounds to help them achieve places at top universities. However, they still face considerable inequality once they leave university and start their careers because they lack the confidence and networks enjoyed by their more privileged peers. Shaping Your Future is a strong network of Villiers Park alumni and supporters who offer careers advice and guidance to our students when they are at university or have recently graduated. Your support would ensure that we can continue to help our students to thrive in their chosen careers and break the glass ceiling that still exists in many professions.

Shaping Your Future:

  • Enables our alumni to gain a realistic insight into different career paths from experienced professionals who are willing to share their wisdom, knowledge, skills and expertise.
  • Develops personal and professional skills which will set our alumni apart from other students.
  • Creates networks for our alumni that they would not otherwise have access to.
  • Helps our alumni develop their CVs.
  • Helps our alumni secure internships and graduate positions
  • To date almost 200 mentors have volunteered to provide careers advice in a range of industries from commercial law to publishing.
  • Over 160 of our undergraduate alumni have signed up to the initiative and gained valuable advice from their Career Mentor.
  • 11 mentees have secured an internship or job as a result of networking with their Career Mentor.

The Villiers Park Newsletter provides some fantastic insight into their work – click here to read and scroll to page five to read about one students experience of their mentor programme.

Our First Grant – Step By Step Partnership

Our first grant has been awarded to a local charity Step by Step Partnership in Aldershot Hampshire.

www.stepbystep.org.uk

Empowering homeless young people and those facing adversity

We have specifically chosen to support their ‘First Steps’ programme by donating £5000.

How is our donators’ money being used?

Our donation of £5000 has ensured that there is a dedicated member of staff that can deliver this programme for four hours each week for one year. Previously the programme was underfunded and being run with limited resources. With your money this has changed.

 

UPDATE – We have continued our funding of Step by Step. Read more about this here.

Funding Policy

If your charity or organisation is interested in being considered for a grant from The Emma Campbell Trust then we would encourage you to read our Funding Policy. This information contains all you need to know about what kind of charities & organisations are likely to be considered for a grant. If, having read the Funding Policy, you consider yourself eligible then we invite you to make an application.