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The Responsible Finance Podcast

Aug 13, 2018

Sophie Maxwell is the founder of The Really NEET Project, a college which works with vulnerable young people aged 16 to 24.

In 2009 she began running projects in secondary schools with excluded pupils. That led to national awards and setting up the first college in 2011.

Sophie describes how her experience of homelessness informed Really NEET's programme to give young people the support they need.

Really NEET has secured a range of contracts because "we’re good at what we do” says Sophie, “we can help councils engage a cohort of learners they really struggle with.”

She covers winning contracts, influencing education policy and how responsible finance provider Key Fund provided crucial support during Really NEET's journey.

More about Really NEET at - and enjoy the podcast!