Youth Futures Foundation announces Connected Futures Fund

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When young people facing disadvantage told us what they want from employment support, they talked about changes to the whole system. It is clear that these young people need:   holistic support that responds to their situation by taking their needs and strengths into account  aligned services that work together to help them achieve their goals, rather than pulling in different directions  connected services with effective communication and coordination across organisations and […]

Levelling up for young people: Building an Opportunity Guarantee

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In the early stages of the COVID crisis last year, five organisations pledged to tackle youth unemployment, especially for young people who face disadvantage in the labour market, by forming the ‘Youth Employment Group’ (YEG). Since then, over 200 organisations have joined us as we campaign relentlessly for policymakers and politicians to do everything they […]

Top radio personality and comedian backs awards for young Asians

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Comedian and radio personality Noreen Khan has urged anyone who is eligible to make sure they enter this year’s Yorkshire Asian Young Achievers (YAYA) awards. Noreen, who will be the host of the glittering gala presentation night later this year that will celebrate those shortlisted for the awards, says the nominees last year were all […]

Creating Opportunities Forum Programme: Contract for a National Provider

Buyer: The Home Office Value: £2.6m Publication reference: 2021/S 000-015148 Publication date: 1 July 2021 F02: Contract notice View the opportunity here The objective of the Creating Opportunities Forum is to empower and support young people at risk of serious violence to be able to access employment-related opportunities and help them develop the skills they […]

Young Empowerment Fund: Funding for 16-25 year olds in East Midlands

Applications are open for young people aged 16 – 25 years old, who are based in the East Midlands to apply for a £500 bursary. The Young Empowerment Fund invites young people to think of an idea for a creative project that will help with their personal development, develops their skills, and shares their creative […]

Open Survey: Improving access to good work for young people

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The Institute for Employment Studies is leading a policy project on improving access to good work for young people as part of the Health Foundation’s five-year  Young People’s Future Health Inquiry, aimed at shaping the future youth policy agenda across health, employment, economic security and transport. Please help support this work by sharing the Young People […]

Impetus to close the Youth Jobs Gap

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Impetus share groundbreaking collection of reports investigating the link between education and employment outcomes. Before COVID-19 hit, Impetus’ Youth Jobs Gap series had measured the gap in employment outcomes between young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and their better-off peers. The findings were stark – disadvantaged young people are twice as likely to not be in education, employment or […]

Open letter to chancellor requesting extension to kickstart

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An open letter citing the need for an extension to the Kickstart youth employability scheme has been signed by leading members of sector trade body ERSA. The statement, published below, calls on Chancellor Rishi Sunak to extend the programme to December 2022. ERSA comprises hundreds of organisations tasked with delivering services to Kickstart participants. Almost 800 people […]

Call for organisations delivering pre-employment for under represented young people

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The Prince’s Trust require organisations/consortia with a track record of delivering employment support to young people. The organisations will have strong connections to the health and social care sector, or be employers in the sector, in order to secure the experiences and job opportunities for young people to move into. The organisations will deliver pre-employment […]