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Funded projects

Current Projects:

Employability programmes part funded by the European Social Fund
  • Ambition2 works with anyone aged 16-29 who lives in Coventry and is not in any form of employment, education or training.
  • Ambition2 supports young people in a range of ways, including:
  • – Developing key life skills, including literacy and numeracy. We offer English (ESOL) courses online and in the centre
  • – Confidence building and Motivational Skills
  • – Skills development training and workshops
  • – Specialist Careers Information Advice and Guidance, CV writing, interview skills preparation
  • – Qualifications, learning and training
  • – Work experience, paid placement, traineeships and apprenticeships
  • To find more about the programme and our partners, please follow this link:
  • AMBITION2
  • The Routes2 programme is for people in Coventry aged between 15 and 24 who are unemployed or inactive and are looking for help to reach their potential.
  • Routes2 will also help you find and sign up for a range of other programmes and courses open to young people in Coventry. Routes2 is part funded by the European Social Fund.
  • On the Routes2 programme we can support you with the following:
  • – Developing key life skills, including literacy and numeracy. We offer English (ESOL) courses online and in the centre
  • – Advice with money, health and wellbeing as well as specialist training in these subjects
  • – Skills development training and workshops
  • – Specialist Careers Information Advice and Guidance, CV writing, interview skills preparation
  • – Vocational learning in various subjects
  • To find more about the programme and our partners, please follow this link:
  • ROUTES2
  • Connect2 offers free employability and skills support for unemployed or inactive Coventry residents age 16 + who are looking for a job or for skills and careers development :
  • Connect2 can help you address labour market barriers such as disabilities and mental health issues. The project understands the unique and complex barriers which deters people from engaging in employment focused programmes. Connect2 is part funded by the European Social Fund.
  • Connect2 can support you in a range of ways, including:
  • – Getting into education, training or employment
  • – One to one Information Advice and Guidance and employability coaching and mentoring
  • – Skills development: courses, training and workshops
  • – Raising aspirations, resilience and independence
  • – Skills and confidence building
  • To find more about the programme and our partners, please follow this link:
  • CONNECT 2
    Groundwork Project
  • Groundwork (finishes in December 2020) and supports unemployed jobseekers from Coventry and Warwickshire
  •  We offer: Careers Information, advice and guidance, CV writing and interview preparation, employability skills training
  •  English ESOL courses and various training and workshops
  •  Digital Skills Training
  •  Confidence building and motivational skills workshops
  •  Self Employment start up – general support and advice
    • BT Skills 4 Tomorrow
    • Basic Digital Skills courses for everyone who would like to learn how to live in the digital world
    • You will learn how to:
    • – Use computers and smart phones and how to stay safe online
    •  – Internet skills: social media, emails, shopping
    •  – How to look for a job online, how to improve your health online and how to manage your money.
    • Previous Projects:

      Active Citizen Fund – 2019 – Police Crime Commissioner (completed)
      The project aim is to help Eastern European Migrants in Integration and community cohesion. We offer:
      •  Free confidence building workshops in English and Polish
      •  Qualifications Level 2 for our volunteers (Information Advice and Guidance)
      • The contact point for migrants in case of reporting crime, homelessness, health or law problems.
      •  Free computer classes for beginners.
      •  Event – Making Bell Green Greener – gardening competition where the main price is a tablet!
      Building Stronger Britain Together – Home Office
      The project’s aim is to create more resilient communities, stan up to extremism in all its forms and offer vulnerable individuals a positive alternative regardless of race, faith, sexuality, age and gender.
      Community For All – 2019 – West Midlands Police
      We offer a series of workshops related to Brexit, Hate Crime, Confidence Building and Integration. Workshops are delivered in English, Polish or Romanian. Dates of Workshops are:
      • 9th March 2019 – Saturday at 13:30
      • 23rd March 2019 – Saturday at 13:30 
      • 27th April 2019 – Saturday at 13:30 
      • 11th May 2019 – Saturday at 13:30 
      • 1st June 2019 – Saturday at 13:30 
      Small Lunch is provided

      Voice Box Café project 2018 funded by Good Things Foundation
      From June 2018 to Dec 2018 Voicebox Cafés took place in 36 Online Centres, celebrating 100 years of some women getting the right to vote. We delivered workshops to young women educate them on their rights and voice in politics.  We delivered all workshops on time and with great success.
      English My Way – Free ESOl English course financed by Good Things foundation 2018-2019
      Project completed in February 2019. We should recruit 112 people with no or with limited English language skills and 76 should complete the course. We recruited almost 200 learners and over 100 completed the course, build their confidence and change their life for better.
      Careers advice and guidance for Eastern European Migrants
      Feb 2016 – Feb 2017
      Project funded by Big Lottery Fund (Awards for All) and Coventry City Council (2015-2016) Project: Careers advice and guidance for 20 – 30 unemployed migrants from Eastern Europe to build their confidence, skills and employability and move them into employment, education or training.
      Outcome:
      The project was successful, completed a few months earlier and reached more people that we predicted. Up to August 2016 we helped 115 who visited our centre or were referred by other organisations.
      • 85 – was unemployed, and:
      • 49 – age 18-30
      • 22 – in difficult situation such as disability, housing problems, depression, addiction
      • 77 – found employment, education or training (in some cases more than 1 outcome per person)
      • 57 – moved into employment
      • 41 – took part in workshops and training which increased their confidence, skills and employability
      • 15 – started volunteering
      • 21 – started Further and Higher Education
      Jumping Through Hoops – to help 15 unemployed young  migrants with confidence and skills building to move on into education employment and training (2016-2017). We work in depth with 30 young people:
      • 7 moved into Further or Higher education
      • 22 moved into employment (full time employment)
      • 13 took part in CV/interview skills/confidence building and motivational skills workshops or English course
      • 5 gained formal qualifications
      • 2 began volunteering
      Dec 2015 – MAR 2016 – HARRY PAYNE FUND – HEART OF ENGLAND
      Pilot Project aimed to help 5 – 7 young people age 16 – 24 to move into education, employment or training.   Project was successful, in 3 months we helped 15 young people to achieve their goals.