20 Nov 15

Big win at City Pitch!

On Wednesday 18th November, Talent Match London’s Community Link youth board took on the challenge of pitching their employment idea to the panel at City Pitch!

City Pitch is a joint initiative between the Mayor’s Fund for London and the Santander Foundation where young people from across London pitch for a share of funding to develop a community project. The programme has already engaged 500 young Londoners and supported 40 community projects.

On Wednesday night Talent Match London’s Community youth borad, went up against the City Pitch panel to pitch their idea. The impressive panel was made up of some of London’s biggest movers and shakers including Jamal Edwards, the young entreprenur responsible for SB.tv. City Pitch was bigger and better than ever before! Instead of the usual £1,000 maximum grant, there was a whopping £3,000 up for grabs and audience voting was introduced for the first time.

The Talent Match London’s Community Link youth board delievered an imppressive pitch for a 6 month employment programme called Armour up for Employment. Amour up for Employment is a bootcamp employment support programme, providing young people with six youth-led employment workshops to help prepare them for work. The youth board delivered an excellent presentation and answered some tough questions from the panel. After their presentation the group kept their composure and patiently waited in the wings whilst the other youth clubs presented. After a tense 20 minute interval in which the judges deliberated on which projects to fund, the youth board were rewarded £1,500 to run their project! Congratulations to all the members of the Talent Match London Community Links youth board!