Funding secured to support people across the Liverpool City Region into work

Posted 2nd March 2016
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Adults and young people across the Liverpool City Region will be supported to find work or training thanks to successful bids to the European Social Fund totaling £43 million.

Ten projects from around the Liverpool City Region will benefit from the funding which will see thousands of local people supported into training and employment. The investments are greater than £43m as all of the projects have been match funded.

The European Structural and Investment Funds Committee is co-chaired by Robert Hough, Chairman of the Liverpool Enterprise Partnership and Cllr Phil Davies, Leader of Wirral Council.

Robert said “This is a fantastic achievement and clearly demonstrates the strength of the bids received from local partners. We have been working with local partners to ensure the package of projects will target skills shortages and ensure local people are equipped with the right skills to take advantage of local employment opportunities. This funding will help us to achieve this and target support where it is needed the most.”

Cllr Davies added “I know that such a significant investment over the next three years will make a big difference to both residents across the Liverpool City Region as well as employers. Regardless of individual’s circumstances, the range of support available offers something for everyone and I look forward to the implementation of these programmes and the benefits they will bring to our City Region.”

The projects to be delivered are:

  • Crosby Training will deliver an Inspiring Futures programme to work with long-term unemployed adults.
  • Gingerbread will deliver a Single Parent Employer Pathway programme, helping them to gain employment and offering work placement opportunities with major employers
  • Career Connect will work with young people who are at risk of being NEET to help them into education, employment or training
  • Prince’s Trust to deliver a Pathways to Success programme providing personal development, training, coaching and mentoring to young people who are not in education, employment or training
  • Greenbank College and VOLA Consortium will support young people with job searching, CV support and work placements
  • Enterprise Support for Young People will be provided by St Helens Chamber to help young people to develop their business ideas and offer one-to-one support
  • Merseyside Youth Association will extend their successful Talent Match programme, working with young people who are a long way from being ready for work
  • Neighbourhood Services Company will provide work placements and workplace support
  • Liverpool Hope University will extend their Internship Programme
  • Liverpool City Region Combined Authority’s Ways to Work programme will extend the successful Youth Employment Gateway and provide flexible support to adults who have health conditions