We're proud to have been able to support 5 local charities in our first six months and one of those is Smart Works Newcastle.
Smart Works Newcastle is run by a small service delivery team who are supported by a dedicated team of highly skilled volunteers and trustees who are passionate about supporting women in the region into employment. They provide interview clothing and confidence coaching to unemployed women with job interviews. This enables their clients to have the self-belief and practical tools to succeed at interview and start a new chapter of their lives. Over 65% of the women they support go on to secure a job after visiting us and 95% report that the service had benefited them. With our funding they hope to support many more women into work and have a long term impact in the region.