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Babbasa & Impetus

Babbasa has been on a mission to develop an evidence-based practice; that truly transforms the lives of minoritised young people - one that recognises that talent is evenly distributed but opportunities are not. This is why we are incredibly excited to partner with Impetus, an impact driven partner that equally aligns with our mission, believes in using enterprise principles for societal good and is prepared to work alongside our team to scale our efforts across the globe.

– Poku Osei, CEO, Babbasa

The need: Our research shows that young people from disadvantaged backgrounds are twice as likely as their better-off peers to be out of education, employment or training (NEET). There is also clear data showing that ethnic minority young people are disproportionately impacted by unemployment.

Bristol is ranked the 7th worst out of 348 districts in England and Wales for inequalities experienced by ethnic minorities and has an ethnic minority employment gap that is over twice the national level.

Our charity partner: Babbasa is an award-winning organisation, delivering an evidence-backed programme in Bristol. Their mission is to inspire and support young people from low income and ethnic minority communities to pursue their professional ambitions.

Babbasa provides youth empowerment programmes which support young people to improve their confidence, pursue their professional ambitions and become economically active

Babbasa's OurCity2030 initiative, in partnership with Bristol City Council's One City Office, aims to support young people from low income households, starting from inner city Bristol, to secure a median salary role by 2030.

Our Impact: We’ll help Babbasa to refine their intervention, develop a blueprint for their impact and develop their income generation so they can further address Bristol’s underserved ethnic minority population.

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Sustained employment

Young people from disadvantaged backgrounds are twice as likely to be not in employment, education, or training (NEET) as their better of peers. As co-chairs of the Youth Employment Group, we work to ensure these young people are not forgotten through the ups and downs of the economy.
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Connect Fund

We’re working to close the employment gap faced by young people from ethnic minority backgrounds.
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Grant round: Youth employment and race equity

We are no longer accepting applications for this grant round.
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