Looking Forward Together!

The Springboard Charity

As the UK’s Covid-19 updates have a generally more positive outlook, we are now looking forward to the idea of hospitality businesses being able to open again, along with shops, our favourite leisure activities and attractions and, of course, us being able to enjoy these with our friends and family. 

During this gradual return to ‘normal’ and what we hope is the start of the recovery of some wonderful industries, Springboard wanted to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to those businesses and individuals that either continued to support the charity, to fund programmes, to make donations, award grants or fundraise for us.

This has meant that we have been able to continue running some of our most crucial services that help to engage, motivate, upskill and improve the confidence of some of the most marginalised people in our society – young, disadvantaged and unemployed individuals with barriers to employment.

The trainees that were already enrolled onto our award-winning programmes have had consistent support from us and we are also taking on new trainees, which has been desperately needed now that demand is at an all time high. Our Urgent Appeal continues and we appreciate any donations. Please CLICK HERE to make a donation to The Springboard Charity. 


Digital Hospitality Academy

Springboard acted quickly to adapt our training, making several modules accessible online, as well as placing emphasis on our resilience, confidence building and mindfulness modules, to support the mental health of our trainees during a very turbulent time. Trainees have also continued to receive 1-2-1 mentoring, employment advice and guidance from our team. They have been invited to webinars, and group workshops and discussion sessions to prevent the feeling of isolation. 

As always, our training has been tailored to the individual needs of the person to ensure they get the most out of the experience and are ready for employment when they move on to work experience, a placement or a permanent job.

Please share the Digital Hospitality Academy registration page with your networks, so that they can make use of this or pass it on to those that would benefit: www.springboard.uk.net/dha

How You can Support Springboard’s Work in Other Ways

Amazon Smile

We’re all depending heavily on online services and deliveries at the moment and Amazon has made the news for its record sales numbers. We wanted to remind you that if you log in to your Amazon account via www.smile.amazon.co.uk before making your purchases, you can select The Springboard Charity as your choice of charity to receive 0.5% of the value of your purchases at no additional cost to you.

Charitable Travel

Many of you will be looking forward to the moment that you can lift off or set sail to go on holiday again! Charitable Travel is a unique social enterprise travel agency, offering worldwide holidays and travel with full financial protection and low deposits available. Every penny of profit helps charities to fundraise. Book your next trip with Charitable Travel and donate 5% of your holiday price to The Springboard Charity at no extra cost. For example if your holiday is £1,000, the donation to Springboard is £50. Give them a call to find a great holiday and give back at the same time: 020 3092 1288 /  www.charitable.travel/springboard

Hospo Masks

If you are looking for a comfortable, reusable face covering to wear whilst you are out and about in public to reduce the potential spread of viruses, Hospo Masks are donating all of the profits made on their beautiful handmade masks to charity – one of them being Springboard! The masks are made with cotton and available in a range of colours and patterns. They have a pocket for a filter, if you would like to insert one and have a hidden wire mould for the bridge of your nose. Visit @hospomasks on Instagram to order your Hospo Mask!  

Volunteering 

We have had many of our wonderful business partners offer to support Springboard by way of their staff giving us some of their time. We started a volunteering programme originally with Hilton and, due to it’s success, are sharing this with other partners. There are different ways to get involved, whether you are currently off work, furloughed or still working. If you’d like to see what opportunities are available and put your hand up to potentially help out, CLICK HERE

Become a Friend of Springboard

If you are able to make a regular monthly donation of £20 to Springboard (or an annual donation of £200), you will be acknowledged on our website as a friend of Springboard, sent a digital badge to display on your social media, websites and email footers, as well as receive updates from us about how your money is being used to support an individual or individuals to access our support and fulfil their potential. FIND OUT MORE

Published: 29th May 2020

Last edited: 4th June 2020