Bath Percent Club Talk
YCDT would like to offer it’s grateful thanks to the Bath Percent Club for choosing us to talk at the recent event in Bath Abbey on the 27th September. It was a wonderful location for Karina Eccles (Charity Manager), Eve Miller, Development Manager and our ambassador for the evening – young carer Alise – to speak in front of the club about YCDT, in particular our aims, achievements and the difference we make.
Ray Harris Trust commits to 4 more years of support
We are delighted that the Trustees of the Ray Harris Trust have agreed to support the work of YCDT for a further four years. With these secured funds, we will be able to engage with more beneficiaries in the south west region and ensure that as many young carers as possible are given the opportunity to pursue their educational and training ambitions. This funding partnership is vital to the sustainability of the charity.
YCDT's new Business Plan 20:20 Vision
The Trustees and Management team of YCDT are delighted to publish their new Strategic Business Plan for the next three years. It outlines bold plans for the growth and development of the vital support given to young carers in the south-west.
YCDT Inspire Day 21st August 2017
On 21st August, YCDT held its third annual Inspire event at the Kingswood School Sports Pavilion. The Trustees were joined at the event by the Development Managers, the young people themselves and a number of our supporters. The event gave everyone a chance to hear about some of the activities our beneficiaries have been part of during the past year and to celebrate their exam successes. One of our Development Managers, David Keen, spoke movingly of how much he has enjoyed his mentoring role within the organisation and the day ended with one of the Trust's first Ambassadors, Amy Dyke, giving a wonderful account of her time with the Trust and the life-changing support she received.
YCDT & AVIVA
The Young Carers Development Trust has won £1000 following an announcement by the Aviva Community Fund. The funds awarded to the Inspire project from the Aviva Community Fund will be used to identify additional Young Carers in the area and to give them targeted and sustained support.
from Year 11 through to the first year of their chosen education/career path. This can be in the form of additional tutoring, books, equipment, revision aids, visits to universities, work experience opportunities etc. All this will help to develop the beneficiaries’ skills, capacities and capabilities which will then enable them to participate in society as mature and responsible individuals and to inspire other Young Carers to aspire to achieve in their chosen field.
The Inspire Project competed with 700 other organisations around the UK to receive funding as part of the Aviva Community Fund 2016. The nationwide initiative which launched in September called upon passionate local residents to submit a project close to their heart to be in with a chance of securing funding ranging from up to £1,000 to £25,000.