Initiated in 2008 to meet growing local need, Project Inspire our alternative learning and support programme works with young people aged 16-19 years who are Not In Education Employment or Training (NEET).
What we do;
- Provide support for young people to develop individual action plans.
- Offer informal information, advice and guidance.
- Deliver a wide range of personal and social development activities, accredited training courses and volunteering opportunities.
- Deliver staff led webinars to keep young people connected.
- Broker work experience placements.
- Provide advocacy for young people to access specialist services.
- Work individually with young people to support them to move into a sustainable place in Education, Employment or Training (EET).
Building Bridges is a partnership of organisations, led by Community First, that has come together to deliver the Building Better Opportunities Programme across Swindon and Wiltshire.
The project has received up to £8.4M of funding from the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England. The Department for Work and Pensions is the Managing Authority for the England European Social Fund programme. Established by the European Union, the European Social Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support skills development, employment and job creation, social inclusion and local community regenerations. For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding
2020 – 2021
young people accessed intensive support
of young people reported increased skills
of young people exiting our project, did so to a place in Education, Employment or Training (EET).
“Without this I would never have gone to college”
“Thank you for helping me get my dream job”
“Project Inspire has helped me find things that I am good at”