Tel: 0796 700 5330
Urban Organic (UK) CIC, Blackpool, is a social enterprise that was created to harness the therapeutic ability of gardening to improve wellbeing in people who would otherwise be socially excluded. Operating across the Fylde we engage, socialise and inspire people to make real changes to their diet, the way they buy food, their environmental awareness, their mental health and their ability to engage with and inspire others.
Building Better Opportunities is a national programme from The Big Lottery Fund who are matching funds from the European Social Fund (ESF) 2014-2020 to invest in local projects tackling the root causes of poverty, promoting social inclusion and driving local jobs and growth.
Selnet is leading three partnerships of primarily over 60 Voluntary, Community, and Social Enterprise Organisations to deliver specialist support for key groups across Lancashire. Over three years, 3270 disadvantaged people will benefit from support tailored to their individual needs and interests to overcome complex barriers and move towards work and training.
Perhaps one of our projects could help you or someone you know?
Selnet led a 12-month process of developing three Lancashire-wide partnerships to provide specialist employability and skills support to disadvantaged people. Two projects began in August 2016; the ‘Age of Opportunity’, supports the over-50s, and ‘Invest in Youth’, supports young people aged 15-24. The third project, ‘Changing Futures’, began in February 2017 and supports people with multiple and complex barriers to employment.
To find out more, click on the links below to visit the project pages:
More Information on European Funding in Lancashire
The 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) Growth Programme provides funds to help local areas stimulate growth. The funds support investment in innovation, businesses, skills and employment to improve local growth and create jobs.
A single ESIF Growth Programme has been set up to combine three separate European Funds. The Growth Programme provides funding to help projects in England that create jobs and economic growth.
For more information:
Lancashire LEP developed arrangements to ‘opt-in’ to the Big Lottery Fund to enable Lancashire to build a strong foundation for social inclusion programmes. This resulted in a £12.5m project for Lancashire in Building Better Opportunities joint funded by The Big Lottery Fund and European Social Fund that will encompass 5 Lancashire projects.
Read more here:
Contact: Louise Newton
Tel: 07584 190922
Established in 2014, Career–Nav CIC is a Community Interested Company based in Lancashire. This means we are a not for profit organisation and our core business is to provide careers advice and guidance to groups and individuals, especially young people aged 13-19+.
Our mission is to support individuals, young people, organisations and groups within communities to develop new skills and opportunities; enabling them to reach their true potential through careers advice and guidance interventions by signposting them to volunteering, community projects, training/learning and employment opportunities. We recognise that people living in poverty, or facing disadvantage, are much less likely to have a range of positive life choices which will hinder their ability to reach their potential.
Our team of Careers Advisers are professionally qualified to deliver bespoke training packages and careers guidance services to meet people’s needs and fill identified gaps. We would like to use partnerships, collaborations and links with Statutory and Third Sector agencies, private sector, community groups and projects to support our clients. In other words, we would like to work collaboratively with partners in a multi-agency setting to make a real difference to real lives.
How can they help you to grow your business?
The Growth Vouchers programme can help you find the expert advice and support you need to grow your business.
The Growth Voucher contributes 50% towards the cost of expert advice up to a maximum of £2,000.
Professional advice can be funded in a number of areas, including;
- Raising Finance & Managing Cash Flow; examples include advice on the overall financial health of your business, improving cash flow management, credit control or advice on how to negotiate with banks and investors.
- Marketing Attracting & Keeping Customers; examples include advice on effective marketing strategies, market research, targeting existing and potential customers, using social media to extend your reach into new markets, pricing strategies and selling skills.
- Making the most of Digital Technology; examples include advice on product development and market testing, customer service, building online sales, and technology improvements.
- Improving Leadership & Management Skills; examples include advice on planning for the future, change management, and how to build and improve the management potential of you and your team.
- Recruiting & Developing your Staff; examples include advice on how to hire, train and manage staff, employment law and regulations, and performance management systems.
Is my business eligible?
- Do you have less than 50 employees
- Have you been trading for at least one year
- Is your business registered in England
- Your business has not paid for strategic advice or received less than 200,000 euros of public money in the last 3 years
How do I apply for a voucher?
Complete the short application form by visiting www.gov.uk/apply-growth-vouchers
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