Worldwide: The Institute of Hospitality (IoH) has launched a fund to subsidise individuals whose circumstances may prevent them from joining the organisation.
Resources at the IoH include mentoring, personal and professional development, and networking with hospitality members across the world.
Robert Richardson, IoH CEO said: “The IoH Bursary is our latest initiative to enable our IoH diversity and inclusion strategy and is in line with the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goal No.16. We want to provide people of different ages, ethnicity, gender, culture and backgrounds from across the world the opportunity to join our IoH family and progress within the industry. Personal circumstances shouldn’t be a barrier to an individual’s ability to thrive and prosper.”
Hospitality hiring platform Caterer.com has already pledged a donation to the fund. Brand director Kathy Dyball said: “An equitable approach to career progression is crucial to allow all talents to shine within hospitality. This important IoH bursary will help eliminate barriers and elevate those who may otherwise have been prevented from reaching their potential. It’s vitally important that everyone has access to the same opportunities for progression and advancement, and that’s why Caterer.com is so keen to support via donation. I urge all those concerned about future talent in the sector to give what they can to this fantastic cause.”
Details regarding the application process for bursary funding will be made available in the new year. Direct donation can be made here.
Alongside the IoH Bursary Fund, the institute has also joined forces with Amazon Smile. By shopping on Amazon and registering the Institute of Hospitality as a charity of choice, the money raised will be fed directly into the fund.