The Grace Trust has provided personal and practical help to underprivileged people for21 years. This includes food banks, monthly grocery deliveries and weekly hot meals to vulnerable and needy adults in Jersey.
” PGCF provided The Grace Trust with a new property in St. Helier, and has supported them in their work, helping poor families, guys who sleep rough, even those in prison. We suggested doing something for young people. Grace 18-which helps youngsters of 18 upwards-was the outcome. “
Grace 18 started a programme in 2018 where employers are encouraged to hire a youngster for three months without it costing them anything because The Foundation would pay their wages.
There are several of these job placements and at the three month point the employer has got a decision to make: either the they 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 there is a link with a driving school that provides driving lessons funded by the Foundation. The idea being that a youngster with a driving licence has more chance of getting work than one without. That’s been quite successful–several having passed the driving test.
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