This new charitable status will allow Love Local Jobs Foundation to enhance their mission of supporting, empowering and raising the aspirations of young people across Sussex.
Brighton, 4th September 2023 - To herald the start of the new academic year, Brighton-based LLJF Ltd - known as the Love Local Jobs Foundation - has today announced its status as a UK Charity registered as a Charitable Company by Guarantee.
Working in close partnership with numerous educational institutions, employers and public sector entities across Sussex, Love Local Jobs Foundation delivers the inspirational programme - Dare to Dream - to equip young people with the tools and confidence they need to reach their full personal and professional potential.
Fuelled by the passion and philanthropy of Founders Gary and Kate Peters, to date, Love Local Jobs Foundation, which began life as The LoveLocalJobs Foundation C.I.C in 2018, has supported over 23,000 young people throughout Sussex and have partnered with over 40 local employers, 30 schools and 1,100 business mentors.
"Kate and I started this journey as something that just felt right. We had no idea how successful it would be, but we knew we could make a difference to everyday young people who just need a positive path to follow", commented Gary Peters. "Every young person should have a chance to reach their potential. With the support of local role models and employers, we boost dreams and break down barriers that may hold them back. I couldn't be prouder of our team's achievements over the years, and I can't wait to see what the next chapter holds for all involved."
Throughout the 2022/23 academic year, the Dare to Dream programme reached over 6,200 students as it promoted the core themes of identity, self-belief, resilience, happiness, relationships and employability through a series of workshops, one-to-one mentoring and employer workplace visits.
"We're so proud of what we've achieved thus far and are really looking forward to this next chapter in our journey. Looking ahead, we're excited to explore additional opportunities and to develop new initiatives, collaborating with even more outstanding partners. Our primary goal remains unwavering: to enable even more young people to benefit from these unique and potentially life-changing experiences," added Paul Scrivens, Chief Executive Officer at Love Local Jobs Foundation. "Everything we have accomplished has been made possible by the generosity, passion, and commitment of our supporters. On behalf of our entire team and the thousands of young people who have taken part in our programmes, I would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to all the wonderful organisations and individuals who have played such an invaluable role in enabling our work."