Colyer-Fergusson delighted to support Speaker’s Trust Future Voices Programme

We are delighted to announce our support of the Speaker’s Trust Future Voices Kent and Medway programme, which is aimed at Year 11 students, aged 15-16.

The Speaker’s Trust are are a charity who are working hard so that “every young person [is able to] …speak confidently and be heard.”

Public speaking is daunting, especially for young adults who may have never had to address a crowd before. However, the skills gained through public speaking are transferable not only into a student’s school life but throughout their future career.


These skills unlock the individual’s potential with benefits spreading to the home, school, work, the economy and society. Our training is designed to build confidence – enabling adults and young people from all backgrounds to speak with clarity, conviction and impact.”

The Future Voices scheme is an interactive training day of public speaking as well as interviewing skills and networking workshops. Following the training, the students will have the opportunity to represent their school in a high-profile Showcase Event, where they will compete in a public speaking competition. Afterwards, they will get to practice their networking skills with local employers, business leaders, and Higher Education Institutions.

“The training gives students the self-belief, skills and networks to take the next step in life with confidence, empowering them to seize every opportunity available to them.”

“We help everyone who takes part in our training to become better communicators, with a greater awareness of the importance of speaking out. This improves education and employment prospects as well as the desire to use the power of their voice to bring positive change.”

The Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust is proud to support the Speaker’s Trust Future Voices programme. To find out how you can get involved as a company or an individual, please contact Katie Taylor on 020 7922 7903 or


Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust was established in 1969 by Sir James Colyer-Fergusson. Since then,  the Trustees have made grants in his honour to preserve beautiful Kent churches, promote musical and academic excellence and support local communities . In recent years the Trust has made grants to improve the quality of life of local people by funding community projects that tackle poverty and social exclusion. It has also supported the sustainability of local churches and in particular their role as an important community resource. The trustees regularly review and revise their funding policies to ensure that Trust money continues to be well spent.

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