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Disability Support

Disability Support offers advocacy support and community arts projects for disabled people in the Bradford district. It is affiliated to the National Open College Network as a learning provider. The Community Grant is being used to run an accredited advocacy skills training course for disabled people, involving 30 hours of training over 6 months, with sign posting for learning, training, volunteering and employment. The training will improve basic and key skills, help with confidence, and communication and listening skills, and provide participants the opportunity to work as advocacy support workers, thus enhancing employability.


The Edge Trust

The Edge Trust is a charity based in Bradford, aiming to help young people keep away from drugs, alcohol, crime and any other activities that could be damaging to their future development. The Community Grants project is supporting 36 young out of work people with complex problems and poor aspirations. Working with a number of delivery partners, the Trust is providing a programme of engagement, personal development using art and electronic media, for six months, to develop self esteem and employability. Further support will be provided in supporting clients who find employment or training in addressing issues that commonly arise, e.g. related to relationships in the workplace with those in authority or colleagues, enabling sustained employment.


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Informal Learning

Informal Learning is a voluntary and community sector organisation. Its objectives are to offer high quality professionally led programs, accredited training schemes and positive activities for young people and the wider community. The grant has financed the delivery of an accredited Level 2 course in Community Education for 14 people in Wakefield, with priority given to volunteers working in community settings. Learners will develop their youth work skills and the course provides the opportunity to lead on to a degree program.


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Inspire is a voluntary and community organisation based in Dewsbury area, providing educational and employment training opportunities to the local community. The Community Grant is funding a 5 month project to support 40 people Not in Education, Employment of Training (NEET) towards employment. Clients receive one to one sessions, in their own language to overcome language barriers, to assess need and receive support in aspects such as job matching skills, CV preparation and interview techniques, and participate in group workshops. Employment advisors regularly monitor client’s progress, and an Employment Liaison Officer matches clients with placements, apprenticeships and voluntary work created through links with local employers.


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Invizible Circle Education

Invizible Circle Education is a grass roots youth and community education organisation, providing creative solutions to community cohesion and curriculum re-engagement. The Community Grant project is working to engage 30 people from disadvantaged, hard to reach and BME communities through music and creativity. Through a 6 month programme of individual and group contact each participant will gain approximately 42 hours of learning, including basic and interpersonal skills, communication, confidence and effective presentation. The programme will finish with CV development and referral to further learning and work experience.




The Isis Project

The Isis Project is a charity which offers a safe and nurturing environment, with a wide range of activities, to help women recover from mental distress. The grant has been used to provide a series of workshops over 42 weeks, with child care provision, to help 70 women move closer to employment. Sessions include an audit of current skills, confidence building, presentation, debt counselling, and writing CVs and on line applications. Skills development includes lateral thinking, negotiation and problem solving, allowing women to make informed career choices, with possible progression to further training.


The Join Project

The JOIN Project is a local charity that runs recreational and educational activities for adults with learning disabilities in the Keighley area. Through Community Grants JOIN is running ‘Skills for Work’ workshops, once a week for a year, for 12 adults with learning disabilities. Training will include using office equipment and systems e.g. reception, telephone, IT skills, literacy and numeracy, financial management e.g. petty cash, organising events, managing stress and conflict, and finding work, e.g. interview skills. ‘Skills for Work’ is a vocational course designed to meet clients’ specific needs, and enable them to progress in to office based employment.


Keighley Association for Women and Children’s Centre

KAWCC is a charity and holistic community centre which runs projects for women and young people of different faiths and backgrounds, tackling issues of race, culture and stereotyping through a mixture of schemes and youth work. The Community Grant funded project has provided a range of learning experiences for 34 South Asian women from areas of high deprivation. Over six months participants are building a portfolio of skills and qualifications that will enable them to become active citizens and in time compete in the jobs market.


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LDJ Community Project Services

This not for profit organisation works to combat disadvantage, educational deprivation and improve social and economic well being for people from ethnic minorities, and others who experience difficulties accessing main stream provision. The grant is enabling LDJ to provide a 4 hour learning session once a week for 32 weeks covering IT, literacy and numeracy. The project will target individuals who have confidence issues, low self esteem, lack basic skills and face barriers to competing in the employment market. An accredited Entry Level course will be offered for progression.


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Millan Centre

The Millan Centre is a charity and Community Centre for women and children in the Manningham and Heaton area of Bradford, providing educational, social and recreational activities. The grant has funded a project incorporating Information, advice and guidance sessions, courses in IT and ESOL for 30 participants to develop IT and English skills, and taster workshops, over a nine month period, to increase awareness of employment options. The project will finish with a job fair, where employers, training providers and enterprise experts, Job Centre Plus and Connexions will be invited to give advice, e.g. on self employment, and advertise jobs.


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