Kirklees College is the latest college to pledge its support to the Further Education sector’s new community action initiative: Good for Me, Good for FE.
With 100 colleges signed up to the initiative, the campaign aims to generate £1 million of social value by creating a long term, sustainable programme of community wealth, encouraging volunteering and fundraising across the country.
The campaign builds on the huge success of FE Foodbank Friday in which colleges around the country came together during the pandemic to raise over £47,000 and collect more than 20,000 items for local food banks.
With demand for food banks remaining high, the Good for Me Good for FE scheme will ensure that Kirklees College is able to continue supporting its young people with its on-site student food banks.
Working with the support of its voluntary and employer partners, Kirklees College will also be raising awareness and providing opportunities for staff and students to be involved in promoting local charitable initiatives in Kirklees.
Jane Simpson, executive director of human resources and organisational development at Kirklees College said: “We are proud to be named as the latest college to join the Good for Me, Good for FE initiative.
“We recognise the positive impact that the scheme will have on both the college and wider community and our involvement will support the shared goal of creating long term social change.
“Wellbeing is a key priority for the college and we hope that this initiative will raise awareness of the mental health benefits of volunteering for our staff and students.”
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