Young Women’s Trust
In February 2016, we awarded Young Women’s Trust £20,000 towards their ‘Work it Out’ coaching service.
Young Women’s Trust aims to improve lifelong opportunities for young women aged 16-30, by addressing the poverty, inequality and discrimination that many of them face. The charity supports and represents over 1 million young women in England and Wales who are trapped by low pay or no pay, and face a lifetime of severe poverty. Many young women in this group have a range of complex issues that prevent them from progressing in their lives. ‘Work it Out’ is a digital and telephone coaching service, delivering one-to-one, professional coaching to young women not in employment, education or training (NEET). The service supports young women to help them improve their confidence, wellbeing and employability.
- 465 disadvantaged young women benefitted from remote coaching with each participant receiving an average of four support sessions.
- 69% of beneficiaries reported successfully moving into work within 6 months.
- The charity implemented an additional CV and job application feedback service to compliment the coaching. Young women upload their documents via the Young Women’s Trust website and receive feedback from professional volunteers from the HR departments of leading corporates.
- The charity trialled new avenues for referrals to the service and have started to develop referral partners, including housing associations such as Riverside & Hestia and some major youth charities such as UpRising, The Mix and The Prince’s Trust. 25% of users now originate from referral partners.