As one of 2021 Small Grant awardees, charity Blind in Business used their £2,000 grant to help support young Londoners gain employability skills and enter the workplace.
Blind in Business was able to support 28 blind people into jobs over the course of their award’s term.
The charity delivered career planning sessions and helped young people develop skills suitable for the workplace. The participants were also given mock interviews, all of which helped develop the young people’s confidence.
"Without the Haberdashers’ Company support we would not have been able to achieve so much"
Khadijah* attended one of Blind in Business’s Education to Employment events. There she met other visually impaired young people also seeking to go into top jobs.
Khadijah says "Over the three days, we sat a number of employment related workshops; particularly helpful was interview advice provided by Barclays and practical advice on how to build key competencies needed for the world of work".
Blind in Business supported Khadijah throughout her undergraduate degree and she now works for the Civil Service.
The Company’s 2022 Small Grants programme will support 15 small charities with grants of up to £3,000.
* Not her real name