Flint Global Ltd has today formally announced its support for the Patchwork Foundation’s 10-month 2020 Masterclass programme.

The programme equips 30 young people from under-represented and disadvantaged backgrounds each year with the skills and confidence to actively participate in democracy and civil society and inspire careers in government and the public sector.

The cohort of young people [shall] take part in a range of sessions, tutored by Members of Parliament, senior civil servants, government ministers, business leaders and distinguished journalists. The programme covers a series of themes including leadership, media and journalism, campaigning and policymaking.

Founded in 2011, The Patchwork Foundation is a UK-based charity committed to strengthening democracy by engaging with young people from traditionally underrepresented communities. In previous years, many graduates of the programme have gone on to work in politics, charities and the private sector or pursued further education with the support of the Foundation.

Flint Global is a business advisory firm that helps its clients succeed in an increasingly complex world, managing risk and creating opportunity. Flint provides advice at the point where government and business meet, offering an authoritative perspective on both. Flint are experts in policy, political analysis, regulation and competition.

Flint Global Managing Partners Simon Fraser and Ed Richards, said

“The Patchwork Foundation is a remarkable charity that helps young people reach their full potential and participate actively in public life. Individuals at Flint have been associated with Patchwork over several years and have seen at first-hand the positive impact of its programmes on the expectations and achievements of participants. We support Patchwork’s aspiration to make politics, business and public life in the UK inclusive and accessible. Our partnership with Patchwork will allow the Flint team to engage with a group of 30 talented young people in 2020 to support their growth and development.”

Imran Sanaullah, Chief Executive, Patchwork Foundation, said:

“We are delighted that Flint Global will be supporting our 2020 Masterclass Programme, enabling a cohort of young people across the country to access politics and further their personal and professional development. Sir Simon Fraser and the Flint team have been supporting the Foundation from the start, and we look forward to working even closer together. Their support and expertise will no doubt enable us to further champion our young people and create meaningful opportunities for them.”