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Sustainable Futures Fund

29 Mar 2021 - 15:09 by michelle.foster

prince's trustThe Prince’s Trust have launched the Sustainable Futures Fund in the context of recovery. The ambition is not only to support young people at a time of great need, but to enable Greater Manchester to come out of the pandemic looking confidently into the future – aligning with a clear plan for growing industries providing sustainable, good quality, ‘future-focused’ jobs in the region.

In partnership with Greater Manchester Combined Authority, the Prince’s Trust are seeking to fund locality specific projects that can deliver targeted pre-employment courses for groups of under-represented young people that will act as a pathway into a job or apprenticeship within a growth or foundational sector.

Projects will need to incorporate a work placement, involve a named industry partner in the programme design, include an aspect of digital skills development and provide a level of mental health and wellbeing support for participants.

The fund is looking for projects to secure positive outcomes for 75% of participants, with 60% of those moving into sustainable jobs or apprenticeships.

The Prince’s Trust will be funding projects of between £50,000 and £80,000, aimed at engaging young people aged 16-25 who are not in employment, education or training (NEET) and completing by the end of December 2021.

The fund is encouraging all projects to focus on a specific Greater Manchester local authority, for young people where this is a proven evidence base of under-representation within their specified industry sector.

The fund is split into Lots, covering the ten Local Authority areas of Greater Manchester, as follows:

  • Lot 1: Bolton
  • Lot 2: Bury
  • Lot 3: Manchester
  • Lot 4: Oldham
  • Lot 5: Rochdale
  • Lot 6: Salford
  • Lot 7: Stockport
  • Lot 8: Tameside
  • Lot 9: Trafford
  • Lot 10: Wigan

A video recording of the information session held on 18 March can be watched here: Sustainable Futures Fund Information Session

For further information and to apply click here

Deadline: 27 April 2021

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