Future Leap Announce Three Chosen Charities for the Year

Future Leap are delighted to announce our three chosen charities for the year ahead.  


Babbasa is a Queen’s Award-winning social enterprise with a vision to create a world where all people are inspired and able to realise their professional ambitions, irrespective of their background. 

They empower young people from ethnically diverse and underrepresented communities to pursue their career ambitions through our Youth Empowerment Programmes. They support 

employers to diversify their workforce and build inclusive work environments through their Recruitment and Inclusion Services. Babbasa’s #OurCity2030 vision is to support at least one person from each low-income household in Bristol, starting with the inner-city, to secure a median salary job by 2030. 

In November 2022, Babbasa and the One City office will launch #OurCity2030, a bold and positive target to support at least one person from each low-income household in Bristol, starting with the inner-city, to secure a median salary by 2030. This vision aims to catalyse systemic change, inspiring both citizens and businesses to get involved in pursuit of a fairer future for young people and was included as a goal in the third iteration of Bristol’s One City Plan. #OurCity2030 provides Bristol with a unique convening platform to work directly with businesses, community partners, education providers, funders and policymakers to help break the entrenched cycle of poverty and deprivation and help even more underrepresented young people realise their career ambitions. Their aim is to replicate this social mobility model for other cities nationally and internationally.  

Babbasa are seeking businesses and organisations to be part of this unique experience as #OurCity2030 supporters. 

Nature Connection CIC

Connecting people, place and purpose with nature through outdoor education, enhanced well-being practices and creating spaces for nature.   
Environmental education is brought alive in this way for children, young people and adults in different sectors of society:  business sites and schools to hospital and communities.   Nature CIC have decades of experience training teachers and forest school staff .   

In Healthcare they run bespoke nature-based programs for groups including inpatients, staff and care teams as well as bespoke programs for specialist and complex needs, carers, refugees, dementia.  

Affiliated with UWE, Forest of Avon Trust, Bristol Medical School, Nat’ Centre for integrative Medicine, Royal College of Psychiatrists, Forest School Association, UK Schools Sustainability Network. 

Eco-anxiety is now understood to be reduced, or even converted into a sense of agency, when action is taken to better connect between your community and the natural world. 

Tom Walmsley and Jon Attwood have both worked on these skills, across the different sectors, for 30 years between them. 


DigiLocal is a Bristol based charity supporting communities to run free tech clubs for their young people aged +8 years.  

Their focus is on those communities underrepresented in tech roles such as women, people of colour, lower socioeconomic backgrounds. They provide access to equipment, structured project guides, admin, and technical support. All of their clubs are hosted in community venues. Each club is delivered by two volunteers from local industry.  

Digi Local also help their volunteers secure the free DBS Check needed for working with young people. They are always looking for more volunteers and to launch more clubs. 

Clubs are free to attend and run weekly throughout the year. Digi Local augment their in-club projects with opportunities to take part in external engineering challenges such as the NASA Space Apps Challenge, Raspberry Pi Mission Zero, and BAFTA Young Games Designer competition. In addition to their in-person clubs, they also support an active online club and provide repurposed laptops for young people without home access to online learning resources. 

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