We are pleased to support The Media Trust with a grant of £50,000. Our funding will go towards piloting a new programme, The Creative Digital Media project, which aims give young creative talent from marginalised backgrounds the opportunity to enhance their chances of employment.

The programme will provide hands-on creative digital media skills training to 180 young people aged between 14 and 18 in London schools. Students will have the chance to participate in face to face digital creative media training and career guidance sessions through webinars and specially designed resources.

It is hoped that work created by participants can be used as part of their GCSE or A-level coursework or included in their portfolio for university or college applications. The programme also aims to develop soft skills including presentation and communication skills which employers say are often lacking in new recruits.