Enthusiasm Trust

The Shaun Barker Foundation are delighted to announce that Enthusiasm Trust is one of the local charities we will be supporting moving forward.
Shaun met Joe (founder) a few years back and instantly appreciated the remarkable work he and his team deliver for young adults and children in extremely tough situations.
Here’s a bit about them.

The Enthusiasm Trust began in 1992 in response to a need in the Allenton and Osmaston area of Derby.

A local social entrepreneur and other local residents initiated a Friday night youth club which attracted a large number of young people and had a positive impact on their lives. From these beginnings, the Enthusiasm Trust expanded and developed and in July 2001 became a registered charity (No. 1087438). We have continued with the core values of local people wanting to make a difference and have developed a unique approach to youth work by recruiting and developing local young people to become mentors to others in their peer group. This approach provides stronger foundations in local communities and promotes change from within to help to regenerate the areas where we work.

Our programmes work on changing the lives of young people. Enthusiasm has developed strong partnerships with local agencies to fully support young people from the local community. We believe passionately that every young person has the right to fulfil their true potential, regardless of their background. This passion forms the ethos of Enthusiasm and everything we do centres around the often complex and diverse needs of local young people

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