The project will include a Volunteer Mentor Training programme to engage members of the community to train as Volunteer Mentors to support project clients. The Mentors will receive a full and accredited programme of training and support, and once fully trained, Mentors will contribute to the support offered to clients through the project, by offering practical support to move towards employment and emotional support for health related needs.
The Liverpool Transnational Unit (LTU) will support voluntary and community (VCS) sector organisations across the Merseyside area towards increased potential for sustainability through accessing European working opportunities by:
- Developing VCS organisations (planning, goal-setting, diagnostics, training, up- skilling)
- Sharing information, best practice and identifying opportunities for EC working
- Providing EC partner links and matching service
- Developing project applications for VCS organisations
- Secure inward investment from the EC to Merseyside based VCS organisations
Big Enterprise in Communities (BEiC) is a £6.6M initiative funded through the ERDF Investment Framework for Action Area 4.1 – to Stimulate Enterprise in Disadvantaged Communities and Under-Represented Groups. Social Enterprise North West is the lead agency for the project and through a delivery panel of organisations is working across eligible wards in Greater Merseyside to deliver business start up support to individuals, and business advice and support to Social Enterprises.
Staged Programme Delivery
Talent Match is an exciting new Big Lottery Programme worth £100 million nationally which aims to enable young people, who are furthest from the labour market, to secure employment or take up enterprising opportunities
It will focus on 18-24 year olds who have been out of work, education, or training for over 12 months.
The programme aims to achieve the following outcomes: