The Magnus Mowat Bursary is a fund distributed by The Booth Charities, Salford for the benefit of young people from Salford. Magnus Mowat is a former President of our Board of Trustees and is now a trustee of Booth Charities.

The programme offers vocational placements with YMCA Manchester’s Y Club, a health and fitness facility in Castlefield to young people from schools in Salford. We offer participants the opportunity to undertake a YMCA Awards level 1 qualification.

The programme has been developed to encourage young people to have belief in their own ability to complete tasks and reach goals. We want them to be able to achieve positive results in their education, physical and mental wellbeing, socialisation, future careers and their eventual independence.

The programme builds work related social skills around topics such as, behavior in the work place, how to build relationships and work well with others, rights and responsibilities at work.