4 innovative projects working to improve employment prospects for people in Sheffield have won funding from EN:Procure’s £11,000 Social Mobility Fund in partnership with Sheffield City Council in November 2021.
The Fund was generated through Social Value Credits accrued by the Council using EN:Procure’s frameworks and opened to all groups operating locally to apply from 13 September to 22 October.
Each project will receive £2,750 prize money to deliver their schemes to improve employment prospects and boost social mobility for people living in some of the most deprived communities in Sheffield starting in 2022.
Bright Box Makerspace
8-week skill building course for 10 BAME women aged 16+ from most deprived communities to learn how to design, plan and execute a community build. 50% of learners will progress into running their own skill-building workshops with support from Brightbox.
Watch the progress of this project in 2023 here - https://youtu.be/DdSLdMh5SNQ
8-week Walk and Talk outreach programme for 12+ 16-24 year olds with multiple Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) to walk with mentors in a natural environment to improve their wellbeing, confidence and engagement.
Firvale Community Hub
English and Maths accredited courses of study to pre-entry Level 3 120 hours of guided learning for 10 young people of Roma-Slovak heritage in the Page Hall area to help them meet the level required to take up apprentice opportunities with Sheffield College.
The River Stewardship Company
Riverlution Stewardship Skills 6-month programme of structured training, guidance and practical experience in river stewardship and environmental conservation with a focus on developing employability skills.