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. The Building Bridges programme supports people across Swindon and Wiltshire who are facing significant challenges in being able to develop their skills, access education or move towards the world of work. The programme is a partnership of organisations who are experts at supporting people and giving them the skills and confidence, they need to move forward. 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