Charity information


We like to help people flourish. We currently run a programme called Star Track that supports 16 - 24 year olds from less privileged backgrounds map and launch their dream career.

Founded 2011

  • Mission statement

    We like to think of ourselves as an aspirations agency. For our pilot project in 2011-12 we offer a small number of less privileged young people aged 16–24 a free year-long launchpad programme. Called Star Track, it incorporates part-time training, career-focused networking and funded summer work placements.

    Our focus is on preparing young people who do not have the connections or the resources themselves to map and launch a career that they will love. We also help them develop the professional competencies they’ll need to succeed in their work, as well as the flourishing competencies they’ll need for a fulfilling and happy life.

    Our programme is delivered for the most part online, as well as a number of face-to-face meetings during the year. It has been carefully designed so that it can stand alongside whatever else the young people are currently doing. Rather than pinching time from school or college work, we encourage our young people to optimise the time they spend on the internet each week.

    The young people are not programme’s participants, they are its co-creators: as they take from it, they also shape it. And they also share their learning with their peers by delivering workshops in schools and at events. This not only cements their own understanding, but gives them great professional experience.

  • Aims

    Spark+Mettle aims to:

    • Developing networks with companies, organisations and individuals that either directly or indirectly benefit society and/or the environment.
    • Funding work placements
    • Running training and development programmes
    • Providing a mentorship scheme
  • Overview

    Established: May 2011

    Registered Charity Number: 1144020

    Board members: 3

    Full time staff: 1

    Volunteers: 10

    Phone number: 01273699526

    Address: 30 Rochester Street Brighton BN2 0EJ

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
  • Star Track Launchpad Programme

    We provide a year-long programme for 16-24 year olds from less privileged backgrounds that... More