Charities can bid for share of £200k to recruit interns

The Jack Petchey Foundation will choose 10 charities, each of which will get about £20k to cover the cost of one-year internships at living-wage levels

Interns: must be paid living wage under this initiative
Interns: must be paid living wage under this initiative

A grant-maker is inviting youth charities to bid for a share of a £200,000 fund to recruit interns and pay them the London living wage.

The Jack Petchey Foundation will select 10 charities, which will each receive about £20,000 to cover the cost of one-year internships.

The interns will be paid the London living wage of £10.20 an hour and be supported by professional mentors from the voluntary sector.

The awards are available to youth charities in London and Essex that employ at least three full-time staff and have annual turnovers of between £60,000 and £5m.

Trudy Kilcullen, chief executive of the foundation, said: "We support both young people and youth organisations, so it makes sense to match talented graduates with youth charities that have a real impact, rather than lose them to FTSE 100 companies."

The deadline for applications is 22 June.

Further information is available here.

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