Construction Youth Trust announced as Mace Foundation Charity Partner

We are very proud to announce that Construction Youth Trust has been selected as one of Mace Foundations strategic charity partners for the next 3 years.

Over the last four years the Mace Foundation has donated £1.6 million to over 200 charities and worthy causes. This is helping drive forward Mace’s ambition to make a real and sustainable difference to the lives of disadvantaged people and communities where Mace works.

The Mace Foundation 2016 Annual Review has now been published. Highlights of the report include £380,000 donated to charities, the results of their work to end youth homelessness, supporting vital humanitarian training around the world and breaking down barriers to education and employment in the construction industry. Also featured is Mace employees’ efforts to tackle the stigma around mental health by raising over £66,000 for Mace’s 2016 Charity of the Year, Mind. 

This year, the Mace Foundation has set up four new strategic charity partnerships, helping to continue this work and deliver the Foundation’s 2020 goals with a more focused approached to the communities where Mace works, education, employment and health and wellbeing.

Mark Reynolds, Mace’s CEO and Mace Foundation Chairman, said: “I am very pleased to announce our new charity partners; Construction Youth Trust, LandAid, Mind and Youth Hostel Association. We have identified and will be supporting numerous programmes with our charity partners where we can effectively give back to people and invest in long-term support for wider parts of our communities.”

Along with Construction Youth Trust, the Mace Foundation will be working with; LandAid, Mind and Youth Hostel Association.

Plans for the partnership include running a number of Budding Brunels programmes where Mace volunteers will have the opportunity give presentations on-site and engage with the young people. We will be working with Mace to focus our efforts to engage with young students to help influence pre-GCSE decisions, encourage STEM subjects and ensure that the younger generation are fully aware of the opportunities that exist in construction as aspirational choices. We plan to work with Mace employees to deliver introductory careers assemblies and workshops in schools to give a better understanding of the construction industry.
Mace employees will also have the opportunity to volunteer to help with employability skills such as CV writing and mock-interviews with our Budding Builders students, to act as role models and answer questions about careers in the industry, and where appropriate to work with young people on practical tasks.  

Carol Lynch, Chief Executive, Construction Youth Trust, said: “This support from Mace Foundation is invaluable in ensuring that we continue to inspire and enable the next generation to join the construction industry. We will be able to reach more young people and therefore contribute towards creating a more diverse workforce reflective of 21st century Britain.”

For more information on how you can become a supporter of the Trust, please contact us.