The partnership between BNY Mellon and Salford Foundation in Manchester, UK, is an excellent example of business and philanthropic collaboration. For several years, BNY Mellon funding has enabled the Foundation to conduct training, skills development programmes and work-related experiences for young people, inspiring them to achieve professional and personal goals. In 2016, we contributed to a programme expansion into the neighboring borough of Trafford. The expansion helps provide work-related experiences for youth at risk of not progressing into employment or further study.
“Our partnership with BNY Mellon goes back almost 10 years, said Peter Collins, Chief Executive, Salford Foundation. “In that time, we have made a real difference to many groups and individuals. BNY Mellon’s community partnership, financial support and the dedication of all the volunteers highlight the impact business can make in the community.”
Another highlight is the National Citizen Service project. BNY Mellon volunteers host workshops for young adults to help develop workforce skills such as planning, pitching and branding. In 2016, more than 700 students attended a workshop.