Shoreditch Trust was established in 2000 under the Government’s New Deal for Communities programme, to work to address severe disadvantage in the Shoreditch neighbourhood, south Hackney. It aims to help individuals, families and communities improve their quality of life by focusing on programmes that identify and address the root causes of exclusion and inequality.
Since 2000 the Trust has delivered over 400 projects. In its commitment to deliver meaningful change it established Blue Marble Training (BMT) as a food training programme. BMT seeks to address worklessness and adult skills deficiencies by offering various learning programmes including the delivery of an industry specific work based training programme. This programme targets individuals that are marginalised in society to provide them with a platform to develop careers in the catering and hospitality industries.