Project Inspire is a package of provision offered by Community First through the Youth Action Wiltshire service. Project Inspire is aimed at supporting young people who are at risk of being 'not in education, employment or training' (NEET) and young people that are NEET. The programme helps participants to address any issues that they may have around employability, such as skill development, health, wellbeing, confidence, motivation and understanding of available pathways for personal and career progression. Young participants can gain skills and experience by attending group sessions and, with support from staff, participants can identify and address any barriers that are preventing them from learning or gaining employment. Ultimately, the programme aims to support young people to progress into suitable employment, education and/or training.
What Type of Provision is Currently Available?
Project Inspire currently offers a 15-week training and development programme called the 'Inspire Study Programme' for young people aged 16-18 that are not in formal education or training. Please click here for more information.
Project Inspire also offers a volunteering and reward programme for young people aged 12-16 that are at risk of being NEET. Please contact Cleo Evans for more information regarding the availability of this programme.
How might Project Inspire be useful for you?
Young People, Parents and Referral Partners
If you or someone you know would like to join a Project Inspire programme, or if you would like more information before taking the next step, please contact a member of the Project Inspire team to find out up-to-date information on what type of provision is available and when. More information regarding the 'Inspire Study Programme' can be found here.
Funding Partners, Referral Partners and Other Individuals Committed to the Development of Project Inspire
Project Inspire has evolved and changed over the years to suit the needs of the young people it is aimed at. It has also adapted over time to meet the requirements of the external funders and providers that have had, and continue to have, such a valuable input into the success of the programme. If you would like to discuss a new or existing funding opportunity for Project Inspire, please contact Steve Crawley, Head of Youth Action Wiltshire. If you would like to join our bi-annual 'working group' to help shape Project Inspire to suit the needs of the young people, communities and partners it serves, please contact either Sam Hill or Rachel Greig who are the current Inspire Tutor and Support Workers.
Employers, Training Providers and Other Providers of Opportunities for Young People
If you have a learning, development, work experience or employment opportunity that you would like to offer to the participants of Project Inspire, please contact Sam Hill or Rachel Greig who are the current Inspire Tutor and Support Workers.
Thank you to all of our funding and delivery partners’ generous support. This project is part-financed by the European Union.