New charity aims to provide brighter future for Lincolnshire’s young people

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Grants ranging from £100 to £1,000 will be available for talented young people in Lincoln courtesy of a new charity set to be launched in the city next month.

One Me, a charity committed to ensuring young people fulfil their potential, regardless of income or wealth, will be officially unveiled on Wednesday, June 10 at The Collection museum on Danes Terrace.

The main purposes of awarding funding are the enhancement of education, citizenship and community development and employability skills.

The high profile launch of One Me will include an introductory talk and a short DVD presentation outlining the aims of the charity.

The event will be hosted by skier and four-time Winter Paralympic medallist Jade Etherington, and other leading Lincoln business groups.

Kym Moore, trustee and chair of the new charity, said: “I have worked in education for over 25 years and truly believe that it provides real opportunities to change individuals’ lives for the better, improving life chances and enhancing experiences.

“This is why I became a trustee of One Me, as I am committed to helping remove barriers to accessing education and training.”

Young people between the ages of 16 and 25 will be able to apply for the bursaries online.