Our mission is to transform the lives of disadvantaged young people and children across Europe. We do this through our ABLE grant giving, and two specific programmes focused on helping young people facing barriers to employment to gain experience and jobs, particularly in the hospitality industry.
Our two programmes, Galvin’s Chance and our latest initiative The Right Course, have been carefully designed to provide a lasting impact on the lives of young people facing barriers into employment such as a criminal record or homelessness.
Galvin’s Chance, founded in 2009, is an inspirational ‘into work’ programme for disadvantaged young people aged 18-24. The programme leads to pre-employment hospitality training, a work placement and sustainable employment. Galvin’s Chance seeks to predominantly target those at risk of crime and offer them a real alternative. You can read more about the programme here.
The Right Course is a new programme that seeks to transform staff restaurants in prisons into high street like operations using existing facilities and equipment and at no cost to the tax payer. The restaurants are run by prisoners for the benefit of all in the prison system. The goal is to transform the aspirations and prospects of inmates, who will gain nationally recognised qualifications, direct work experience and potential employment in the hospitality sector on their release. You can read more about the programme here.