Resurgo Trust

Launch a new Spear Centre

Through the Spear Programme, Resurgo has worked with over 6,000 young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, helping them overcome their challenges and get into work. With the help of The Big Give, we can open a new centre to reach even more young people with this life-changing support.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 3 December 2019 to 12:00 PM, 10 December 2019


Registered Charity in England and Wales (1100885)

Check mark Match funded

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Championed by The EQ Foundation


  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment


  • Minority GroupsMinority Groups
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)


United Kingdom

  • The life I’ve led in the past is not a good one; not everyone with my story lives to tell the tale. But my Spear coaches fixed me. Now there’s nothing stopping me – I know I can overcome any obstacle I face.

    — Amir, Spear Trainee

  • Whatever I do next, Spear will always be the foundation: it’s taught me how to be proactive, how to be confident, and how to be a leader in the workplace.

    — Ricky, Spear Trainee

  • We see the change in the young people is sustainable over a long time. What Spear is doing is giving them the tools to achieve their potential, to grow and continue to expand as individuals, as people.

    — Jan Doole, Tuixen Foundation

  • It is really inspiring and … empowering to see the incredible growth of the young people. The extent to which their maturity and confidence has developed since we saw them just a few weeks ago, is remarkable!

    — Stacey Peck, Spencer Stuart, Corporate Partner


There are over three quarters of a million young people not in education, employment or training in the UK. Resurgo works with some of the most vulnerable of these young people; those who have failed in education, been involved in crime or have grown up in care. Many feel pushed to the edges of society and have little hope for their future. We seek to empower young people with the self-belief and skills required to transform their future prospects; impacting their families and communities too.


Spear is a 1 year programme helping 16-24 year olds overcome disadvantage to find and sustain employment. Through a proven coaching programme, we challenge their mindsets and attitudes and equip them with the skills they need for the workplace; from CV writing to professional communication, bringing about long-term change. 75% of those who complete Spear get into work and remain there a year later. By opening a new centre in an area of deprivation, we can change even more young peoples’ lives.