Project information

Bursary Fund 2018

This fund provides critical support to young people from deprived backgrounds, otherwise unable to participate in our unpaid 4 month employability bootcamp. This vital stage enables them to be placed in supported apprenticeships with access to stable, aspirational careers in business and finance.

September 2018 - January 2019

Charity information: Leadership Through Sport & Business

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  • Need


    Young people who are NEET, Looked After or living independently often find it impossible to participate in the 4 month pre-apprenticeship phase of our programme without direct financial support. We are seeking a bursary fund to support them at this critical time, ensuring that they can focus on the personal and professional development that is essential for success in their paid Level 3 Accounting Apprenticeships with leading organisations such as Grant Thornton, Deloitte, Nex and many others


    A bursary of £3200 will support a young person for the 16 week pre-employment phase after which they will have the opportunity to be placed as an Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) L3 accounting apprentice and paid National Minimum Wage or the Living Wage depending upon their employer. (LTSB does not place young people in positions paying the Apprenticeship Wage, as it is a barrier to social mobility.)

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To raise funds to provide bursaries for 10 young people in 2018


    » The bursary fund will enable 10 young people to fully participate in the LTSB 4 month pre-employment programme.

    What success will look like

    By selecting 10 young people who require the Bursary to participate in the LSTB pre employment programme and progress to paid apprenticeships with continuing charity support.

  • Impact


    LTSB provides personal and professional development and support throughout the 4 month pre employment phase and throughout the 15 month apprenticeship. A successful outcome would be measured by successful completion of the pre employment phase, successful completion of their apprenticeship and ultimately progression to full time employment.


    There is always the risk that young people, particularly those from more challenging backgrounds, experience a change in circumstances that impacts upon their ability to commit to the programme. Our staff, our education and football club foundation delivery partners and mentors all work hard to ensure that every young person has the support they need to complete the 19 month programme and progress to full time employment. A bursary can make a significant difference to a young person's success.


    Through direct emails, social media, newsletters, case studies and ultimately an Impact Report.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £32,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £32,000 Bursary Fund Bursary for 10 young people from disadvantaged backgrounds who need financial support
  • Background


    Leadership Through Sport & Business has been delivering supported apprenticeship programmes since 2012 in London, Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool.


    10 bright young people 16 - 24 years old who have additional support requirements, such as long-term NEET (not in employment, education or training); have been or are being Looked After; or who are living independently or with dependents (i.e. carers or single parents).

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    LTSB has an effective, proven model with long-standing delivery partnerships and employer relations. We have transformed the lives of 232 young people from disadvantaged backgrounds since 2012, and we are recruiting 100 in 2017 and 140 in 2018. We have excellent outcomes with 87% in full time employment 6 months after graduating from our programme.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Pete Ward

    Operations Director - responsible for selection of young people and delivery of the programme

    Debs Barlow

    Employment Director - responsible for placing young people in paid supported 18 month apprenticeships

    Ellisha Coates

    East London Cohort Manager - responsible for developing and supporting young people in our East London cohorts and maximising their success.

    Chris Oliver

    NW England Cohort Manager - responsible for developing and supporting young people in our Manchester & Liverpool cohorts & maximising their success.