We asked one of our associates, Henry Putt, to describe the experience he gained supporting Venture Trust.
Q: Why did you want to get involved with a social impact project?
Contributing to a social impact project is something I have been passionate about for some time, so I jumped at the chance to work with Venture Trust and apply the skills I have learnt as a consultant to help tackle the really important issue of young people’s mental health.
Over my time at Plural, I have seen how we have helped many clients achieve their goals, so I was confident that in offering our skills to a charity, we would be able to deliver a really positive impact to the organisation and society as a whole.
Q: What was your role on the project and how did it progress?
This project was a really good opportunity to stretch myself and take on a more advanced role in the project supporting my manager. My work focused on the funding strategy for the programme, identifying potential sources of funding and building a compelling base of evidence with which to present to potential funders.
I really enjoyed taking on more responsibility in the development of our key findings and having the opportunity to present the work to our clients.
Q: What was the most rewarding part of the project?
For me, I found it extremely rewarding to see how the skills I have learnt as a consultant can be applied to such an important societal issue and contribute to the ongoing development of a great organisation in Venture Trust.
Q: What did you learn from this experience?
This experience really opened my eyes to the growing mental health problems we have in the UK and the importance of the work that organisations such as Venture Trust are doing. It was fantastic to be able to help them and demonstrated how widely applicable the skills I have learnt at Plural are.