Reaching for Gold for young people

Reaching for Gold is a competition for young people in the South East region to enter an idea for a product, service or other that will benefit other people. The best ideas will be selected and the teams will be paired up with business, voluntary and community sector mentors for a once in a lifetime opportunity. The deadline for applications is 5pm on 30th November 2011. For more information visit www.reachingforgold.org.uk.

Now is the time to start Reaching for Gold.

From a small idea, submitted to the website a great project can emerge!  Applications are now being accepted for the 2011/12 Reaching for Gold competition.

The competition is a chance for young people in the South East region to enter an idea for a product, service or other that will benefit other people.  The best ideas will be selected and the teams will be paired up with business and voluntary and community sector mentors for a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Many of last year’s teams spent a day in the company head offices, looking at latest developments or learning key skills such as developing plans and presenting.  This year all the selected teams will win a special prize for their idea and after 3 months mentoring the groups will be able to compete for three cash prizes to make the project into a reality at Windsor Castle.

This competition gives people aged 14-21 a chance to raise their aspirations, develop an innovative idea and have a once in a lifetime experience.  At the same time staff giving the mentoring will also be able to develop their skills, gain fresh insight and enjoy the competition.

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The closing date for applications is 5pm 30th November 2011, more information can be found at www.reachingforgold.org.uk 

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Reaching for Gold has been developed by SEEDA and members of the Corporate Cabinet, supported by Groundwork, Accentuate, SSAT and AbilityNet. The idea for Reaching for Gold comes from the regional programme ‘Create, Compete, Collaborate’ which has the aim that "Every young person born after 1983 will have the chance to Create, Compete or Collaborate with another young person in another country" between now and 2012.

Reaching for Gold has received funding from Accentuate, the London 2012 Legacy Programme for the South East.  Accentuate is funded by Legacy Trust UK, creating a lasting legacy from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games across the UK, SEEDA and the Regional Cultural Agencies.

Hannah Barker

Schools & Community Development

07771 389497

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