Facework has been established as a Community Interest Company (CIC) in the UK. A CIC is a type of company, designed for social enterprises that want to use their profits and assets for the public good.
We have deliberately chosen this governance model (rather than a charity) because working to help young people establish their enterprises, we want to "Walk the Talk" and establish a model of work which is sustainable and not fundraising dependent. Indeed the income we create through training, sales and consultancy we plough back into our mission to help young people.
We are are looking for grants and social investment to kickstart our model of rolling-out our Facework Chapters.
We have a vision for supporting young people create their own Facework Chapters where they support each other and develop youth-focussed employability training programmes for their peers as well as set up work hubs and community enterprise centres. Currently we are piloting this model in India with chapters started (or soon to be started) in
The start up costs of each of these chapters is approximately £1,500 which includes actually employing 4 youth co-ordinators for a 4 month 'sprint' while they establish the Chapter.
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