Our community

The people and organisations that make up our community range from larger regional initiatives to individuals who are supporting young people on a one-to-one basis.

All really matter to us and share our similar values, enabling us to work collaboratively in a true partnership approach.

Some of our partners have been with us from the start and have been a critical part of the evolution of Windmills, its thinking and development; becoming lifelong friends over this time.

Key partners and supporters include:

The National Lottery

Pioneering the Together We Can project, inspiring 1,200 young people to engage in positive social action.

Merseyside Youth Association

Co-creating  SELF (Skills, Employment, Life, Future) a national demonstrator toolkit and programme for supporting marginalised youth employment.

Sefton Borough of Culture

Collaborating with three lead primary schools and Sefton Council to enable over 200 young people to offer acts of kindness to isolated lonely residents and in exchange collect their words of wisdom.

Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

Developing and implementing iCan resources and programmes across socially and economically deprived areas within the region in partnership with the Strategic Careers Hub.

Arts Council

Supporting a musical collaboration which enables disadvantaged young people to be creators of their own futures through a unique musical film and outreach programme.

Liverpool City Region Apprenticeship Hub

Partnering with six secondary schools across six local authorities to raise the aspirations, confidence, employability and life skills of over 300 students including white working-class boys, SEN pupils and those at risk of exclusion.

Care Homes Friends and Neighbours

Contributing to a national intergenerational project linking over 300 young people in 10 schools and community centres with isolated older people in 10 care homes.

Southern Universities Network

Partnering with Portsmouth, Southampton and Bournemouth local authorities to equip champions within over 80 schools, colleges and community providers with careers resilience resources and programmes.

European Commission

Creating Europe’s largest Graduate Into Employment Initiative, supporting over 10,000 young people into employment.

Institute of Student Employers

Collaborating with the top 500 global employers to research ‘Skills for Graduates in the 21st Century’, revolutionising HE careers provision.

Harvard University

Designing and delivering a ground-breaking post graduate career management programme for students and staff.

Department of Education

Evaluating the lessons learned in the £60m Enterprise in Higher Education Initiative.

We would love to collaborate with like-minded partners, who are working on exciting projects, that have the potential to make a genuine difference. If you have any creative ideas, are keen to join a growing community or need help to tailor our resources we look forward to hearing from you.