The National Youth Agency and O2 and the Telefónica Foundation have been shortlisted for the Charity Times Award for Corporate Social Responsibility Project of the Year. The Awards which recognise excellence in UK charities, take place on 7 October.
Paul Miller, CEO of NYA said,“We are delighted to have been shortlisted with O2 Telefonica for the Think Big programme as corporate social responsibility project of the year. We enjoy a great partnership with O2 Telefónica and our mutual belief in the abilities of young people has led to our hugely successful programme, which has provided cash, training and support to over 6,500 young people.”
Bill Eyres, Head of Sustainability and Think Big at O2 said, “The National Youth Agency has been a critical partner in developing Think Big to help and support young people from across the UK gain skills for life and lead community projects. They have also mobilised our O2 people who have been key to the programme’s success, helping to reach, mentor, inspire and support young people. Together in five years we have helped young people create 6,500 projects across communities in the UK demonstrating the power of social action to make a difference. The performance of this partnership demonstrates that the combination of our organisational strengths with the power of young people has created a unique platform”