For businesses

Delivery of our plan is led locally to make sure priorities and actions are right for Doncaster.

We are encouraging businesses to get involved in the following ways:

  • Encourage your staff to volunteer at a youth club and involve your business in our essential life skills programme. Our delivery partner, EXPECT Youth, run regular youth clubs and are looking for volunteers to give up their time once or twice a week to continue to offer a safe place for young people to thrive. For more information contact volunteer@expectyouth.co.uk

 

  • Encourage your staff to speak about their careers in schools or at careers fairs. The social mobility partnership South Yorkshire Futures has created an online talent bank for those who can support young people locally with careers information, advice and guidance and raise aspirations. For young people to hear from people from their own local area who have gone on to achieve success can be truly inspirational. Contact southyorkshirefutures@shu.ac.uk

 

  • Encourage your staff to become a mentor for a vulnerable young person. We have funded a mentoring programme for 300 vulnerable young people across the borough. It uses volunteer mentors who can build up sustainable and productive relationships with young people. A mentoring role is to be supportive and to offer disadvantaged young people guidance, support and encouragement. You can find out more and register your interests, here.

 

  • Encourage your staff to become school governors. Governors make an important contribution within local communities by playing an integral role in shaping the future of Doncaster’s children. Schools who are in challenging circumstances and in deprived areas often struggle to recruit governors. You can find out what it means to be a governor here and find vacancies here.

If you could spare time to improve the life chances of young people in Doncaster email us at Doncaster.OA@education.gov.uk