Help our partners 1625 Independent People bring a National award home!

1625Empire Fighting Chance are a delivery partner in the Big Lottery funded Future 4 Me project run by 1625 Independent People.Future 4 Me has been shortlisted from 620 projects down to seven to win the coveted National Lottery Best Charity Project. The winner is decided by public vote between 24 June - 29 July.Please vote for them to win and forward this information to your colleagues, friends and family!Winning this award would help them to secure future funding and keep the needs of our care leavers, young people in the youth justice system and young homeless on the agenda.They are the only project from our local area to be nominated. Let’s help them bring it home!Future 4 Me works with 16-21 years olds who are leaving care or custody and starting a new stage of their lives living in the community. These young people are recognised as being the most at risk of homelessness and social exclusion and the least likely to succeed without the right support. They have had to learn to survive at a very young age and often lack a stable family network.This project “walks with them” through their transitions into adulthood, providing intensive support and mentoring, with access to housing, education, training and employment opportunities.The project works closely in partnership with Local Authorities in Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset, BANES, Creative Youth Network, Prince’s Trust, Breakthrough Mentoring, Youth Education Service, Empire Fighting Chance, Learning Partnership West, Avon and Somerset Constabulary, South West Resettlement Consortium and Youth Justice Board.It works – the project has exceeded all expectations and has already helped over 365 local young people across the West of England to find, safe, stable housing, positive activities and help to reboot their lives.Watch their video here: online: Voting:The Future 4 Me HOTLINE  - 0844 836 9713You don’t need to give any details – just call the number and that’s it! Calls cost 5p (some networks may charge more)Help to spread the word Facebook:Please like the page and share the pinned post:  Independent PeopleTwitter:Please RT the pinned tweet and follow – handle is @1625ip -  Campaign Hashtags #future4me #NLAwards

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