PR and marketing agency KC Communications has donated £1,000 to Huddersfield-based community interest company Conscious Youth CIC to support their work with young people.

The financial donation will help fund Conscious Youth’s Voices2Action programme which supports young people from BAME and disadvantaged communities with the skills and resources to influence change in their community.

The funds are made up of £500 which was raised during a quiz night fundraiser KC Communications held during Huddersfield Business Week in 2019 and match funding from the agency.

In the six years since the Huddersfield agency was established, it has welcomed a significant number of young people, from high school to university students, into the business to enable them to gain vital work experience helping them on a path to a successful career.

KC Communications’ commitment to the development of young people was recognised earlier this year by the National Graduate Recruitment Awards following a nomination from the University of Huddersfield.

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Commenting on the donation, managing director Katrina Cliffe said: “Having raised funds in 2019, we have been actively seeking out a local organisation who would benefit from an injection of cash and would make a real difference to the lives of young people locally. 

“Having welcomed a number of students from BAME backgrounds over the years and witnessing the Black Lives Matter movement, it felt natural for us to support an organisation which supports young people to widen the opportunities available to them.

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“I look forward to seeing how the Voices2Action programme develops and seeing these young people develop into adults that make a positive difference to our local community.”

Sophie Simpson, CEO of Conscious Youth, added: “We are extremely grateful for the support KC Communications has provided which will allow more young people in the local area to access our upcoming programme to provide them with a range of skills to support them in both their career choices and community impact.”