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Moneywise Plus Volunteer Routeway


Delivery Dates: Jan 2017 – Dec 2018

Commissioner: Moneywise Plus, Big Lottery Fund, European Social Fund

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, Leicester City Council, Leicestershire 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.  The 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.

Please email for further information about this project, you can also read an article introducing this project.


Talent Match


Delivery Dates: 2015 – 2018

Commissioner: The Big Lottery Fund

Target Cohort: 18 – 24 year old NEETs

Partners: B-working, Leicester Community Music Project, Highfields Centre, Seed Creativity, The Prince's 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.

Please email for more information about this project, there are also articles to read about this project: read about our inital bid for Talent Match, read in detail about the scope of the programme, read about delivery activity, read about art and jewellry sessions, and read about our third year delivery success.