We are very pleased to announce the Your Consortium has been successful in securing over £7m of new funding has been secured for the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding LEP area to allow a new partnership of 61 organisations to ‘connect’ with community members who are furthest away from work and training.
The three year project is funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund.
This project is one of the largest funding streams secured for a voluntary and community sector partnership in the area. It represents an exciting opportunity for local charities and voluntary organisations within the partnership to demonstrate their effectiveness in supporting those most distant from work, training and volunteering – offering flexible support to help adults overcome physical, psychological, financial and skills-
related barriers and progress towards employment, training, education and job- search, whilst at the same time helping to combat a range of social issues including poverty and social exclusion.
The work on the ground is undertaken by key workers and specialist intervention partners through a range of organisations in the voluntary and community sector.
For a project information sheet in pdf format please click here…
If you are interested in referring a person to the Action Towards Inclusion then please contact Lorna Watson on 01423 795303
The Big Thinking Board is a participant engagement panel dedicated to ensuring inclusion and participant experience stays at the heart of the Action Towards Inclusion. For more information about the board please visit www.bigthinking.org.uk
Friends of St Nick’s Fields are one of the delivery partners for Action Towards Inclusion. They offer a range of projects and activities to help people facing barriers and challenges to improve their practical skills, social skills and mental well being. Inspired Youth recently produced a video highlighting their work and you can see it here…