The 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