The Bishop of Guildford’s Communities Fund has provided a grant of £6,000 to AllSaints to help disadvantaged young people in North Leatherhead to access work.

The social enterprise provides stable employment and training in a supportive environment, teaching the discipline of work including timeliness, respect, cleanliness, food preparation, money management, customer service and communication skills. Providing a nurturing environment, AllSaints empowers its young people and boosts their confidence, giving them a launchpad into a healthy working life.

Comments Mike King, a director of the project: “We are very grateful for this grant from the Bishop of Guildford’s Communities Fund, which was provided at the perfect time to support us during lockdown and continues to assist us since reopening. AllSaints has been a huge part of the local community for over five years and we are so excited to be opening our doors once again, welcoming back our regulars and meeting so new faces too.”

Andrew Watson, Bishop of Guildford commented: “I’m delighted that we have been able to make this grant, particularly in these uncertain times when jobs are harder to come by. This supportive training will be a great help in enabling young people into work.”