We’re excited to be able to announce our new partnership with renewable energy company, Thrive Renewables, who are kindly supplementing their existing social and environmental impact work by providing a £1,000 grant towards our Support Programme.

Babbasa’s Support Programme works with young people who are at risk or have dropped out of education or employment, who may be facing multiple barriers or challenges, or who are disadvantaged by their background.The programme supports young people to overcome the challenges they are facing in education or employment by providing intensive 1:1 support, targeted group activities, and aspirational or career-focused activities. It also helps young people to identify their aspirations and personal challenges, understand their rights and choices and develop the skills and confidence to pursue their ambitions.

In addition to the funding, Thrive Renewables will be providing opportunities for Babbasa’s young people to learn more about careers within the renewables sector, including plans for a site visit to one of their Bristol renewable energy projects.

“Thrive’s funding will be used to support some of our most vulnerable young people who have been disadvantaged in education or finding work due to their backgrounds, personal circumstances, or a health condition. The financial boost will ensure we can continue providing essential 1:1 support to help our young people develop the skills and confidence to pursue their aspirations. We’re very much looking forward to working with Thrive on further initiatives to promote equal opportunities for disadvantaged young people in Bristol.” – Matt Rogers, Head of Development, Babbasa

“People and planet are at the heart of what we do and so it’s really important that we’re doing as much as we can to maximise our social impact, as well as our environmental one. We’re pleased to be able to support young people living in our home city and to champion the essential work that Babbasa are doing to break down barriers and create equal opportunities for those who are underrepresented.” – Monika Paplaczyk, Investment Director, Thrive Renewables