Project Name: Talent Match
Delivery Dates: 2015 – 2018
Commissioner: The Big Lottery
Target Cohort: 18 – 24 year old NEETs
Partners: B-working, LCMP, Hiighfields Centre, Seed, Princes’ Trust
Project's Key Objective: Talent Match is a Big Lottery Fund investment project to help long-term unemployed young people to gain employment across England. Through a partnership of local organisations a creative ‘work ready programme’ is offered to support those young people into work
Summary: We are Leicester’s priority one delivery partner and we have the great privilege of facilitating the ‘Talent Match Team’ who are the young executives. We help them plan and execute events as well as developing their skills and self.
Project Name: Proud Parents
Delivery Dates: Sept 2016 – March 2017
Commissioner: Awards 4 All - Big Lottery
Target Cohort: Young Parents (16 - 22 years old)
Partners: Action for Children, Hope Centre, Northamptonshire Music Hub
Project's Key Objective: Accredited learning for young parents including literacy and numeracy.
Summary: Creating story sacks for children, parents will take a creative approach to develop their understanding of how children develop their communication and how they (as parents) can encourage these skills.
Project Name: Moneywise Plus Volunteer Routeway
Delivery Dates: Jan 2017 – Dec 2018
Commissioner: Moneywise Plus, Big Lottery
Target Cohort: Anyone not working - over 16 years, eligible to reside in the UK, not on a zero hours contract
Partners: Reaching People, Action Homeless, ASRA Housing Group, B-Inspired, The Bridge, Community Advice & Law Service, Cooke E-Learning, Home-Start Leicester, Leicester College, The Y, Leicester City Council, Leicester County Council.
Project's Key Objective: Moneywise Plus provides information, advice and training to help 1,400 unemployed people across Leicester and Leicestershire increase their financial and digital skills. Volunteer Routeway is to provide further guidance and training to help individuals identify and apply for appropriate volunteer opportunities, which in turn may improve skills, knowledge and confidence aiding return to employment or education.
Summary: 3 hour meeting each week for 6 weeks. Participants should attend each week. SWOT analysis, goal setting, identifying key attributes and skills needed to achieve intended goals, mapping to interests and current skills/experience. Planning of how to achieve stages needed to reach overall goals. Mix of group and one to one activity builds core leadership skills of empathy, communication, decision making and confidence. Identify and apply for/undertake volunteering opportunities.