What is the Moxie Foundation?
Too often it isn’t a candidate’s skillset, passion or values that get in the way of them securing employment, but their confidence and financial situation. But for some, this can also be coupled with the weight of caring responsibilities, low confidence, navigating a lack of local opportunities, and processing difficult (or even traumatic) life events.
Some jobs may list a driving licence as a ‘must-have’. Others may require access to particular tech equipment to be able to attend a virtual interview or work remotely.
The reality is that not everyone will have the means to fund this. It could be the perfect role - the one that feels just right - and yet without access to these ‘necessities’, the best person for the role might not have a chance to apply.
The Moxie Foundation (charity 1195291) will distribute a series of 16 grants - four every three months - to those facing financial barriers whilst seeking work in South Wales.
These grants are designed to help people viably transition into a career. This could be spent on driving lessons, training, tech equipment like a new laptop, or something specific like a CSCS card.
The Moxie Foundation offers more than just financial support; for us, it’s about giving people opportunities and the confidence that they are capable of brilliant things. That work can lift them up and open the door to happier, more fulfilled ways of living.