Dine Contract Catering has donated £10,000 to the Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DofE) to give local students the opportunity to take part in the programme.
The Warrington-based firm's efforts means award organisers will be able to target educational establishments in the area which are currently not offering the DofE.
Funds will also support access to the DofE's Open Award for local young people not currently in education or employment.
All apprentices at Dine Contract Catering are given the opportunity to complete the DofE's Bronze Award as part of their training, with many choosing to progress to the Gold Award.
Ian Cartwright, Dine Contract Catering managing director, said: "From cycling to Paris, to climbing to the peak of Snowdon, to our recent completion of Hadrian's Cycleway, we've embarked on a number of challenges over the years to raise funds for the Duke of Edinburgh's Award, which have helped make this donation possible.
"We can see just how much our own apprentices get from taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award and we're proud to be doing our part to help make sure that all students in the area have access to this fantastic programme."
Dine Contract Catering's long-running support for the charity has raised almost £40,000 to date.
Earlier this year, Dine Contract Catering hosted a Ready, Steady Cook style event to mark the 60th anniversary of the award, which was attended by the Earl of Wessex.
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