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September 25, 2015

Deutsche Bank supports grass-roots educational youth projects with support from Donate I.T.

This week a further ten community organisations supporting young people aged 11-18 received funding from the Deutsche Bank Small Grants Fund, as part of Born to Be, the Bank’s youth engagement programme. 

This year an impressive £30,000 of the funding was generated through Donate I.T, the Bank’s asset removal programme, which securely repurposes, recycles and disposes of redundant personal and office technology.

With 42% of firms facing difficulties recruiting individuals with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) skills and knowledge1 , many of this year’s successful projects look to address this skills shortage by supporting young people to build their STEM knowledge.

Applications were judged by an expert panel featuring Deutsche Bank employee volunteers from Group Technology and Finance. Successful organisations include BMoney Wize Ltd who will use the funding to provide financial literacy and money management workshops with outreach sessions for 14-18 year olds and Bermondsey Community Kitchen who are using their grant to purchase 16 laptops to support students to complete coursework, IT and employment skill development. The Deutsche Bank Small Grants Fund is focused on addressing local community needs and supporting the vital work of small charitable organizations, with the grants round available in London and Birmingham. To date the fund has distributed 240 grants with a value of over £940,000. For a full list of funding awards made in 2015 please see the list below:

- Bermondsey Community Kitchen, Southwark
- BMoney Wize Ltd, Barking and Dagenham
- Connie Henry’s Track Academy, Brent
- London Community Building CIC, Lewisham
- Milestone, Tower Hamlets
- Pascal Theatre Company, Camden
- Realtime Arts, Brent
- Sufra – NW London, Brent
- The Blue Elephant Theatre, Southwark
- Third Sector Media, Westminster 

For more information about the Deutsche Bank Small Grants Fund please visit our page .

1 CBI/ Pearson Survey


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