Level 3 Business Studies student Jamie O’Brien is signing up for an UnLtd award

CAVC announced as an official Do it For Real Partner

8 January 2016

Cardiff and Vale College announced as an official Do it For Real Partner

As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, UnLtd the foundation for social entrepreneurs have revealed the first ever Partners of the national Do it For Real programme which aims to help young people start, grow and build their social action projects.

Do it For Real is the new youth programme brought to you by Spirit of 2012, Comic Relief and UnLtd. The organisations have come together through a shared purpose to help young people in the UK, aged 11-30, discover their full potential and contribute to their communities, their futures and their livelihoods through social entrepreneurship.

The partnership is a good opportunity for Cardiff and Vale College to further broaden our offering to young people and inspire them to take active steps into social entrepreneurship and peer to peer mentoring.

Partners of Do it For Real will offer a package of support to young people aged 16 to 30 to start a social action project or venture, including funding, expert help, one to one guidance and networking. Wayne Carter – Deputy Head of Widening Participation at CAVC says: “We are delighted to be selected as a Do it For Real Partner, the opportunity further strengthens our commitment to provide support, resources and knowledge to make it easier for young social entrepreneurs to start-up and thrive. We also have access to an incredible network of other organisations as well as expertise of UnLtd to tap into.

"The programme will strengthen our commitment of nurturing social entrepreneurs through education and training which provides students with the necessary employability skills to progress into the world of work and have a positive impact in our local communities.”

As a successful Partner, Cardiff and Vale College will receive a package of support from UnLtd. This package includes £22,000 cash to award to young social entrepreneurs, as well as expert help to develop the capacity and skills needed to support social entrepreneurs.

The Do it For Real programme is an exciting initiative that will enable partners to contribute to transforming the lives and outlook for thousands of young people ready to make a positive difference in their communities. For young people interested in applying for an Award of cash and support of between £500 and £5,000 they can find out more information at http://www.cavc.ac.uk/en/student-life/bepic/.