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Progress - Building Better Opportunities: Specialist Partner roles

Posted on 18 April 2017

Groundwork UK is seeking two or more partners to provide specialist support and activities to young people participating in Progress: Building Better Opportunities in Coventry and Warwickshire.


Progress will support at least 840 young people aged 15-24 years old to overcome the personal barriers and challenges preventing them from engaging positively in learning or work and will provide a clear pathway for young people to increase their skills and take the first steps on their future career path through training or employment.

Progress is a part of 'Building Better Opportunities' - a programme funded by the European Social Fund and the Big Lottery Fund to tackle poverty and social exclusion faced by the most disadvantaged people in England. 

The opportunities are:

Enrichment & Volunteering 

Seeking a Specialist Partner or Partners to deliver development activities, volunteering and enrichment opportunities to the target group of young people across Warwickshire (especially in the south and east of the county). Proposals are sought from organisations that can help increase the scope and variety of development activities that Progress Coaches can offer to young people, in the form of training, programmes of activity, or volunteering that can help young people build the confidence and skills needed to progress toward positive outcomes.

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Mental Health Support 

Seeking a Specialist Partner to help support the high proportion of young people engaging with Progress who are demonstrating mild to moderate mental health concerns. These conditions are both diagnosed and undiagnosed and can act as a barrier to the young person progressing into education, employment, or training. The specialist service should be designed to address local need in Coventry and/ or Warwickshire, offering a rapid, responsive service to Progress participants, and that helps the programme dovetail effectively with other, existing mental health services.

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The submission deadline is 11:59 am, Tuesday 9 May 2017. 

Queries relating to the specification should be addressed to contracts@groundwork.org.uk, marked 'BBO Partnership Tender' in the subject line, by no later than midday, Wednesday 3 May 2017.

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