Bashy has been announced as the ambassador of the vinspired award scheme for 16-25 year olds in England.

Grime artist Bashy says: ‘ is just so innovative and positive. I wish the vinspired award scheme was about when I was still in school because I’d have been involved straight away.’

The scheme aims to give young people the chance to develop skills and improve their CV’s through volunteering in their communities.

Entrepreneurs in the industry have regarded the scheme as valuable addition to any CV including James Caan,’s founder Martha Lane Fox, Birmingham FC’s Karren Brady and Vice President of A&R at EMI Music Publishing Felix Howard.

The vinspired award scheme is broken down into two stages: vfifty, gained from completing 50 hours volunteering and vimpact achieved by doing a further 100 hours volunteering within the space of a 12 month period.

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Words by Nadifa Sheikhey