Fuelling Ambitions Creatively Together, or FACT as it is shortened down to, is a transformation project to develop and raise aspirations for young people in Salford.
Now in its third year, FACT is continuing to inspire young people across the city. We’re working with Unlimited Potential to run six hackathons where young people meet businesses and organisations and hear their real life problems. They spend time thinking about one particular problem and working up a solution, and then present it back to the business or organisation and hear their feedback.
Each hackathon is themed around an industry which is likely to grow in the future - digital, leisure and tourism, business and finance, health and care, logistics and construction.
We’ve had some fantastic ideas so far and businesses have been very impressed. We’ve seen the young people developing important skills for the future, such as self-confidence, creativity, communication, networking, empathy and coaching.
Take a look at the photo gallery below.