An Outreach Appeal To Help Transform Young Lives in Inner-City Bristol

WE'VE GOT YOUR BACK APPEAL
 

WHAT IS THE ‘WE’VE GOT YOUR BACK!’ CAMPAIGN ABOUT?

The Babbasa ‘We’ve Got Your Back’ campaign has a bold target of reaching, engaging and supporting 400 inner-city young people from ethnic minority and low-income households adversely affected by the pandemic over a 12 month period – the appeal seeks to raise an initial £30,000 to help reach and support 100 young people over the autumn period.

 

HOW WILL THE CAMPAIGN BENEFIT YOUNG PEOPLE?

 ‘We’ve Got Your Back’ campaign would allow 400 young people from inner-city and low-income households in Bristol to become aware of Babbasa’s support, know that they are heard, their struggles are seen and support is on-hand. The support they can access include professional mentoring, soft skills training, pastoral 1:1 support and work placements.

 

The campaign goals will be achieved by reaching approximately 6,000 residents through field research (door-to-door surveys), social media engagement (new Babbasa TV autumn series), community event (150-guest intergenerational event on 3rd November) and pop-up activities, mostly in inner-city Bristol.

 

HOW CAN I SUPPORT?

As an individual, you can make a major donation above £3K – please contact Kate.latour@byep.org.uk

For donations under £3K, please make it on our Donate page for ease here

 

  • £30 pays for Babbasa to find, onboard and refer a young person for mental health support
  • £300 pays for Babbasa to find and provide an intensive progression support for 1x young person over 12 weeks
  • £3,000 pays for Babbasa to find and provide an intensive progression support for 10x young people over 12 weeks

As an organisation, you can provide financial support (£3K – £10K).

The benefits of supporting ‘We’ve Got Your Back’ include an added value to your social responsibility, marketing, diversity and HR objectives. Other direct benefits include access to findings from field research, tickets to our intergenerational event for you/your staff (3rd Nov) and 1-year access to our Babbasa TV content to be used as an inclusion educational resource.

For further info please see here or contact Kate.latour@byep.org.uk  

 

WHAT DOES THE EVIDENCE SAY?

 

74% of young people enrolled our our programmes are experiencing stress, anxiety and a loss of purpose at this time

69% of young people supported by Babbasa’s Support Programme cite their wellbeing/mental health as a barrier to progression – rise a from 47% in 2019*

 

 The last 18 months has challenged Bristol’s marginalised young people (16-25 years) – we are seeing a worrying rise in mental health from our young people, who are feeling disillusioned for their future as they face rising unemployment rates exacerbated by the pandemic.

*Read the partnership research conducted by Babbasa and the University of Bristol here.

The campaign is part of Babbasa’s broader long term effort to support at least one young person from each inner city household to secure a median salary role by 2030. A strategic partnership with the One City Office and other community partners.

 

Find out more about this long term vision here.

Thank you for your continued support!

 

“It is vital for us to ensure that we have an open line of communication to assist these young people and their families, who rely on us for hope in these troubled times.”

– Poku Osei, Founder and CEO, Babbasa

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