CherryTree Foundation was started in 2013 as a Social vehicle to help aspirational young people who wanted to achieve their goals. Our vision of working with the hardest to reach but easiest to ignore was to merge those with hidden talents with opportunities not within their reach. We soon began working with organisations like Tottenham Hotspur Foundation and in October 2013 helped put on the very first job fair held at White Hart Lane. The event brought 500 local residents and over 15 employers including Barclays, Haringey Council, Ardmore and Sainsbury’s and was a huge success. Soon after we helped Crystal Palace FC Foundation with their job fair and again Barclays, GLL and others helped local people find employment.
Since then we have gone on to help over 1500 young people and adults into training and employment and have worked with the likes of Network Housing, Southwark Council, DWP and Westminster City Council.
We have been funded in 2015 and 2017 by Edward Harvist Trust and in 2018 gained funding from Big Lottery (Awards For All) to run our Resonate project working with youth in Brent.