TSB has teamed up with Sported to launch a new programme to reward and support the next generation of community leaders, the UK bank has announced.
British Olympic taekwondo star Lutalo Muhammad is among those backing the new programme, which kicked off in Manchester with a group of young people making their mark on the local community as sport coaches, volunteers and youth workers.
The TSB Young Leaders programme will see some of the most inspirational young role models (aged 18-24 years old) from community groups across Britain benefit from dedicated training and development.
The programme is being run in conjunction with Sported as part of the charity’s wider corporate partnership with the bank.
The TSB Young Leaders have all been nominated by Sported members in recognition of their contribution and commitment to making a difference in their local community.
The programme opened at a special event at Old Trafford, where the first cohort of TSB Young Leaders came together to co-create the programme’s content, receive training on leadership and profile-building and hear from double Olympic medallist Muhammad on his journey to the top.
Commenting on the programme, Nigel Gilbert, chief marketing officer at TSB, said: “At TSB we’re proud to be part of a Britain where millions of people are helping each other every day. The TSB Young Leaders are all doing just that - using sport to make a positive difference to children and young people and the communities they’re a part of. We’re delighted to be working in partnership with Sported to help these extraordinary young people grow in their role as leaders for the benefit of their groups, community and also their future careers.”
Chris Grant, CEO at Sported, added: “Without the hard-work and passion of coaches, youth workers and volunteers, community groups simply wouldn’t exist.
“By supporting and nurturing the next generation of leaders, we can help protect these groups’ futures and ensure local communities can continue to benefit from their amazing work for many years to come.”