Sponsors of Barclaycard LivingLand (2001-4) for Barclaycard. A major sponsorship worth £1M per year, which saw YPTE massively increasing its services to schools and young people. Projects included the LivingLand Awards, an environmental competiton for all schools in the UK, around 40 weeks per year of subsidised residential courses for schools in disadvantaged areas, an extension of YPTE's free school talks service and the delivery of regular free education materials to all UK schools.
Sponsors of Young Environmentalist of the Year Awards (1986-2005) A competition for the young relatives of company employees - great for internal relations.
Michelle Smith, Senior Manager, Barclaycard Community Affairs writes about Barclaycard LivingLand, Barclaycard's three year, £3M sponsorship of YPTE's work, which ran from 2001-2004.
'The Young People's Trust for the Environment worked in partnership with us on an environmental sponsorship from 2001-2004 providing a variety of services including the production and mailing of environmental education materials to 30,000 schools across the UK, a programme of subsidised courses for young people from disadvantaged areas and a national schools competition.
The Trust is committed to making a real and lasting difference to the environment through educating young people about how they can make a difference and this passion and commitment always shone through in our dealings with them.
The Director of the Trust, Peter Littlewood, is an excellent ambassador for the Trust and always clearly recognised and responded to our needs as the commercial sponsor of the programme. Peter demonstrated a very consistent and positive role in ensuring recognition for us as the programme sponsor throughout all communication opportunities. His clear leadership skills and his ability to enthuse his team with a clear vision for the future ensured very professional standards at all times.
The working relationship with the Trust was very positive and they provided a very good quality of service throughout our sponsorship. The programme activities were always delivered on time, within budget and to a very high standard.
Staff employed by the Trust for our programme acted in a very professional and efficient way throughout our partnership. The team were flexible to work with and frequently demonstrated their ability to deliver results to a high standard taking into account our needs.
Our working partnership with Peter Littlewood and the YPTE was very positive and the consistently worked to ensure our needs as a sponsor were recognised and fulfilled.'