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The Foyer Federation has launched their campaign to raise £5,000 in seven days (28th November #GivingTuesday – 5th December) to support their Talent Bond programme.

Talent Bonds are small investments in young people’s talent, potential and aspiration for the future. Talent Bonds can be used to pay for clothes for a new job, specialist course fees, or equipment needed to develop a skill or invest in a passion. The investment is exclusive to current and former residents from the 84 Foyer members across the UK.

The Foyer Federation believe all young people have talent and potential which can be unlocked, no matter what their backgrounds. We know that young people experiencing homelessness are far less likely to receive investment in their interests and passions than their counterparts who may be living at home with family, which make talent bonds a vital part of their personal development.

The Big Give Christmas Challenge starts two weeks today at midday on 28th November #GivingTuesday and is open until midday 5th December. During this time online  donations to The Foyer Federation Talent Bond programme will be generously matched by our supporters and Big Give Champion The Dulverton Trust, meaning your money can support twice as many young people.

Tokunbo Ajasa-Oluwa, The Foyer Federation CEO said “Our talent bond programme has enabled young people to learn new skills, study, follow a dream or set up their own company – it has given them the opportunity to turn their lives around. If you share our passion to support young people, please support our 2017 Big Give Christmas Challenge to raise £5,000 in 7 days.”

How can you get involved?

  • Visit theBigGive.org.uk and make a donation from 12pm (midday) on #GivingTuesday (28th November) until 12pm (midday) on Wednesday 5th December.

  • Set a reminder and add our project page https://secure.thebiggive.org.uk/project/TalentBonds to it so you remember not to miss your chance to double your donation

  • Overview of the Big Give Challenge for the Foyer Federation here

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