Wates Giving has been supporting the Prince’s Trust since 2008 by making an annual award to the Built Environment Leadership Group. The Group, chaired by James Wates, helps disadvantaged young people access job opportunities in the sector through delivering the “Get into Construction” programme.
Our investment over nearly nine years has contributed to the support of more that 4,500 young people through 415 courses. Some 32% of participants have subsequently gained employment and a further 17% moved on to education or learning programmes.
The Prince’s Trust is also the Wates Group current ‘Charity of the Year’. We have been delighted to match fund a fantastic array of fundraising and volunteering initiatives that Wates employees have been involved with.