What this is:
Seeds4Success for has received funding from The Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund as part of the Building Bridges programme. Building Bridges is a partnership of organisations, led by Community First, that has come together to deliver the Building Better Opportunities Programme across Swindon and Wiltshire.The project has received up to £6.4M of funding from the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England. The Department for Work and Pensions is the Managing Authority for the England European Social Fund programme. Established by the European Union, the European Social Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support skills development, employment and job creation, social inclusion and local community regenerations. For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding .Taking part in the Building Bridges programme is entirely voluntary and all of the advice and support is offered free of charge.
Why we run it:
We know that many young people face additional challenges to engaging in further education, employment or training and require some targeted support to help overcome these barriers. We work with young people both on a 1:1 basis to develop a personalised action plan and through weekly group work sessions. These sessions may involve practical activities to develop skills, training courses, volunteering, CV writing and other activities that young people feel will enhance their employability.
Who it’s for:
Young people aged 15 – 25 who are Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) or those who are at risk of becoming NEET.
If you would like to nominate a young person for the project or you are a young person would like to get involved, please contact Jaki Farrell or find more information on the Building Bridges website.
When and where it runs:
1:1 sessions are booked with young people as required at an accessible location. Small group work sessions are offered when appropriate and transport is provided.
What young people say:
“Seeds4Success has helped me gain life skills and self-esteem, giving me the confidence to fight for where I want to get to in life” – S, aged 18