Startup Spiral wins £25,000 grant from the Walcot Foundation

Published: 8 February 2016

Senate Publishing’s Marketing Manager Emma Allen has been awarded a £25,000 grant for her start-up social enterprise, Spiral. The not-for-profit, careers education company strives to bring educational equality to London’s disadvantaged young people. Spiral’s inspirational career programme invites professionals from a variety of industries into the classroom. Through using an innovative teaching technique called work place staging, Spiral invites young people to mimic the work place to build the skills, confidence and attitudes they need to achieve fulfilling and sustained employment. With nearly one million young people not in education, training, or employment, their work is a much needed solution to a stubborn and persistent crisis in the UK and Europe.

Together with co-founders Joel Balkwill and Ben Kahn, Emma is thrilled with the award from the Walcot Foundation, which enables them to run three industry specific programmes this summer. The grant will fund Spirals new Pre Apprenticeship programmes, designed to close the skills gap in construction, health and social care, and media industries.

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