We are very excited to announce that we are going to be one of 61 partner organisations from across the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding LEP areas to be delivering a programme of support to community members who are furthest away from work and training.
The three year 'Action Towards Inclusion' project is funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund and is managed by Your Consortium based in Knaresborough. The work on the ground will be undertaken by key workers and specialist intervention partners through a range of organisations in the voluntary and community sector. Yorkshire Energy Doctor CIC will be an intervention partner delivering financial capability support in the Selby District.
This project is one of the largest funding streams secured for a voluntary and community sector partnership in the area. It represents an exciting opportunity for local charities and voluntary organisations within the partnership to demonstrate their effectiveness in supporting those most distant from work, training and volunteering – offering flexible support to help adults overcome physical, psychological, financial and skills-related barriers and progress towards employment, training, education and job-search, whilst at the same time helping to combat a range of social issues including poverty and social exclusion.