Shaw Trust is a national charity that helps people facing disadvantage into work, gain skills and take control of their futures.
Over the past thirty years, the Trust has striven to combine its charitable heart with its commercial brain to provide the very best support to the people it was set up to serve.
Shaw Trust is the largest third sector contractor for Department for Work and Pensions.
We deliver both mainstream (Work Programme) and specialist (Work Choice) employment support schemes across Britain and help over 50,000 people per year. It also helps people gain skills and into work via a wide range of other activities including education and skills contracts, 49 shops and a national volunteering programme as well as health and social enterprise projects.
Shaw Trust is also an Approved Sponsor for Academies, and sponsors Shaw Education Trust (link opens new window): a multi-academy trust which focuses on supporting special schools and mainstream schools serving disadvantaged communities.
Shaw Trust employs nearly 1,600 people across over 200-plus locations. We are supported by over 600 volunteers and deliver contracts for eight major funding agencies including the European Social Fund, the Department of Work and Pensions and the Big Lottery Fund. It has a range of international partners in Australia (Interwork), Poland (Intergracja Foundation) and Romania (Motivation Romania).