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NEWS: Schemes to help people back to work need to learn the lessons from Building Better Opportunities
As national government steps up its drive to tackle ‘economic inactivity’, councils and combined authorities are being urged to learn the lessons from recent programmes to support those with the most complex barriers to finding work. Groundwork has published a new report that highlights the need to fill the gap left behind by the Building…
NEWS: Groundwork administers new programme to increase capacity in uniformed youth groups across the UK
20,000 more young people will have the opportunity to join uniformed youth organisations, such as The Scout Association and St John Ambulance, thanks to a £16.9m investment from the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) to expand capacity and reach across the UK. The Uniformed Youth Fund, administered by Groundwork and in partnership with…
NEWS: Young people across the UK encouraged to apply for new work placements to enrich the environmental sector
Groundwork have announced a further £1million investment for an extra 25 paid work placements to help people from diverse and disadvantaged backgrounds grow their career in the natural heritage sector. New to Nature, funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund to mark the Queen’s Jubilee and the King’s Coronation, targets young people from diverse backgrounds…
NEWS: Applications open for One Stop Scholarship
The One Stop Scholarship Programme is supporting young people, who are self-supporting or from low income backgrounds, through university. Candidates will receive financial support and real life work experience throughout their studies while working towards a graduate role at One Stop. Applications are once again open to 18 to 24 year-olds who live within two…
NEWS: Jason Manford visits Groundwork project to launch Quaker campaign
Comedian Jason Manford recently visited Brinnington Big Local, a Groundwork project in his hometown of Stockport, to kick off Quaker’s ‘Share the Warmth’ campaign to help communities facing challenging times this winter. The campaign will see Groundwork administer a cash donation from Quaker in the form of grants to support just over 45 warm hubs…
NEWS: Groundwork gives evidence to MPs on employment support
This morning, Groundwork gave evidence on employment support before a committee of MPs in the House of Commons. Graham Parry, Director of Youth, Employment & Skills at Groundwork London, was invited to speak to MPs on the Work and Pensions Select Committee about the Plan for Jobs and employment support. The session covered a range…