7:00am Tuesday 2nd April 2013
Richmond Furniture Scheme launched its new website last week, alongside a number of new projects.
Following pleas for local charitable organisations to do something to help the growing number of unemployed under-25s, the scheme has launched Nail the Future, funded by Awards for All and Hilden Charitable Trust.
Jo Gregory, who helps run the scheme, said: “This new project provides a minimum three-month placement for young people with some carpentry skills to participate, up to three days per week, in learning and helping to run a small business, making bespoke furniture and small repairs to furniture.
“It is hoped that the skills and experience they gain will help them become more employable after they leave.
“The project hopes to draw on the expertise of local professionals willing to volunteer occasional sessions: helping with market research, publicity and other aspects of running a small business. We have appointed Raymond Bristow, a carpenter, to direct the project.”
From April 1, the scheme will be open Monday to Saturday 10am to 3pm.
For more information, call 020 8274 9517 or visit richmondfurniturescheme.co.uk.
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