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'Progress' Programme Evaluation: Building Better Opportunities

Posted on 04 August 2016

Groundwork UK is seeking a partner to undertake a mixed methods programme evaluation of Progress: Building Better Opportunities in Coventry and Warwickshire.

The award of this contract is subject to Groundwork UK receiving final notification of award of grant from The Big Lottery Fund on 25th August 2016.

There are upwards of 9,000 young people in Coventry and Warwickshire whose life chances are being damaged because they are not in employment, education or training (NEET). Many more are considered by their school or college to be at risk of becoming NEET. More still are missing out on the benefits of learning or work because they have dropped off official records and statistics altogether.

Groundwork UK has been successful in the first stage of a Big Lottery Fund (BLF) and European Social Fund (ESF) co-financed programme called Building Better Opportunities (BBO) and has recently submitted a detailed second stage project plan to the BLF for final assessment.

Over 18 months Groundwork and its partners will deliver ‘Progress’ – a tailored programme of coaching support and bespoke activities to NEET and at risk of NEET young people aged between 15 and 24, enabling them to access training and employment opportunities. Progress brings together a unique partnership of local organisations – with support from local councils – to transform the prospects of some of the most marginalised young people in Coventry and Warwickshire. Our partnership will ensure that young people facing the most significant barriers to accessing learning and work are able to recognise their talents and realise their potential.

Further information about the opportunity can be found here.

Please submit your completed tender to: by 11:59pm, Wednesday 31st August 2016.