The Grace Trust has provided personal and practical help, including food banks, monthly grocery deliveries and weekly hot meals to vulnerable and needy adults in Jersey since 1999. The Foundation provided The Grace Trust with a new property in St. Helier, and has supported the Trust in its work helping poor families, guys who sleep in car parks, even those in prison… ‘I got to know David Capps well, who started and Chairs the Trust. I suggested that we do something for older kids’. Grace 18 – which helps youngsters of 18 upwards – was the outcome.
‘As part of Grace 18 we started a programme in 2018 where we encourage employers to take a youngster on for three months without it costing them anything because The Foundation would pay their wages. We’ve got several of these job placements and at the three month point the employer has got a decision to make: either the place of work will have already said goodbye; the youngster will have left; or the employer must pick up the tab going forward if the youngster has shown their worth.’
In addition we’ve linked up with a driving school that provides driving lessons funded by the Foundation. The idea being that a youngster with a driving licence has got more chance of getting work than one without. And that’s been quite successful – several having passed the driving test.
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