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SLQ Sports Leaders is among the first organisations to take an active role in a new community action initiative for the Further Education sector: Good for Me, Good for FE.
Working alongside the Scouts and the National Association for Voluntary and Community Action (NAVCA), the campaign aims to generate ¬£1m of social value by creating a long term, sustainable programme of community wealth. It is focused on harnessing the huge amount of fundraising and volunteering that is already taking place in colleges, while supporting more people to get involved.
There are already over 100 colleges signed up to the initiative and thanks to partnerships in development with a range of charities, the campaign will provide volunteering opportunities and ensure that offers of support from college staff and students can be fulfilled.
As the Skill Development Partner for the campaign, SLQ Sports Leaders will be developing learning programmes for participants based around its Activity Volunteer Programme, a series of activities and sessions designed to offer participants a pathway into volunteering through building transferrable core skills.
SLQ’s Director of Innovation and Standards, Lucy Supperstone believes that the campaign has the potential to make a huge impact for a large amount of young people. She said: “SLQ is delighted to be a charity partner of the Good for Me, Good for FE campaign and network.
“The Good for Me, Good for FE campaign highlights the fantastic role that FE colleges play in building and strengthening their surrounding community. The campaign also mirrors our own vision of helping individuals realise their own potential through building transferable skills through volunteering.
“We look forward to supporting a number of the network colleges in making volunteering accessible for all through the campaign.”
The principals leading the campaign, Jo Maher from Loughborough College, Stuart Rimmer from East Coast College and Sam Parrett from London South East Colleges, add:
“We are all absolutely delighted with the response to our campaign from both colleges and the wider voluntary sector.
“Colleges are indeed Anchor Institutions and deeply rooted within their local communities. We want to maximise the impact our organisations can have – and working with partners both inside and outside the sector will help us to achieve this.
“We very much hope that our Good for Me Good for FE network will benefit Scouts, NAVCA and SLQ Sports Leaders in their quest to attract support and volunteers. Our staff will certainly benefit from the getting involved, as we know there is a strong link between helping others and good mental health/wellbeing. It’s a win-win partnership for us all.”
For more information about the Good for ME Good for FE campaign visit this page. To discuss the campaign, the Activity Volunteer Programme or further partnership opportunities with SLQ Sports Leaders, contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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