The Lloyds Bank Foundation has donated £54,032 to the Lincolnshire Traveller Initiative, which will provide training and educational support to help local Gypsies and Travellers into work,
The charity will use its grant to employ an Adult Engagement Officer and Administrative Support Worker.
With their new staff in place, Lincolnshire Traveller Initiative will be able to increase its offer of vocational training and support to more Travellers throughout the region. The charity will also run personalised sessions to help with things like building confidence, writing CVs, improving interview technique and arranging work experience placements.
Paul Streets, CEO of Lloyds Bank Foundation, said: “We are more committed than ever to providing vital funding to charities like Lincolnshire Traveller Initiative, allowing them to grow and thrive, and to reach and help the people that really rely on them.”
Paul Boucher, Director of Lincolnshire Traveller Initiative, said: “We are delighted to receive this support from Lloyds Bank Foundation and already have a number of requests from Travellers wanting to improve their skills and be better prepared for work opportunities.
“This is an exciting and much-needed opportunity to expand our services to adult Travellers who are keen to grasp new experiences and opportunities.”
• The £54,032 grant made was one of 90 grants totalling £4,014,903 made to small and medium-sized charities across England and Wales.