Will you help disadvantaged young people find their voices through this crisis?
First Story works intensively with young people living in low income communities in England. As a direct result of the pandemic, our beneficiaries are expected to fall even further behind their wealthier peers.
We must continue to be there, in the months and years to come, when the young people we serve are likely to need us more than ever before.
Our provision has much to contribute, inspiring engagement with learning across the curriculum, and supporting social and emotional well-being. What we do has a profoundly positive impact on the lives of so many.
We are adapting our programmes to ensure young people in communities like Leicester, Nottingham, Hull, and Bradford—areas hardest hit by the pandemic—continue to benefit.
We’re navigating challenging circumstances with energy and ideas, developing innovative digital alternatives like this summer’s virtual residential. But developing new resources and ways of working—at speed—has put a strain on our already very limited resources.
Like many small arts organisations, this year will be our most challenging. Our expected funding gap is at least £80,000.
Please help us be there for disadvantaged young people through this incredibly difficult period, by making a donation today. Thank you.
P.S. If you have the capacity to invest more deeply in the future of our work, please consider joining our group of philanthropists, the First Editions.
Thank you for anything you are able to give.