Through the Small Grants Fund, Deutsche Bank is able to focus its support on small charities and local organisations that share its commitment to helping young people reach their potential and improve life chances. The Fund is part of Deutsche Bank’s youth engagement programme, Born to Be, which aims to break the cycle of youth unemployment through early intervention.
The Deutsche Bank Small Grants Fund has distributed over £938,481 to local groups since it began in 2006 through our partner organisation the London Community Foundation. A panel of Deutsche Bank employees decides which groups to support. Two of the groups that benefitted are highlighted below:
Sport 4 Life changes the lives of Birmingham’s most disadvantaged young people through the power of sport. Our funding provideds community activities to 99 young people, ranging from sports coaching to street dance, life skills sessions and formal training courses to build soft skills and employability.
WORLDwrite is a UK based charity providing educational projects that advance young people’s life skills, opportunities and understanding. WORLDwrite projects develop practical skills through ‘on the job’ intensive TV production training from a team of professionals providing the young people with unique experience of planning, research, broadcast quality camera-work, sound, lighting, public speaking, debating and promotion. As a result of the funding, 33 young people in London have been up skilled, acquired professional media experience and advanced their knowledge, ideas and critical thinking.
“It provided me with a new understanding of working with cameras and all the processes intensively. Giving me an insight for filming and being filmed. I am very grateful. WORLDwrite programme attendee, Thaddeus Brown, age 17