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£60,000 to help youths find work in Bradford
Young futures are looking bright in Bradford, thanks to £60,000 to be shared by six projects across the city.
The money has come through Bradford Council from the Government’s Young Futures fund and £10,000 will be used by each of the chosen initiatives to improve the job prospects of hard-to-reach young people.
It will help every project work with at least six young people over the next 12 months to offer them support and to help them find a place in education, employment or further training. Some of the projects are even helping young people develop their own enterprises. The projects set to benefit include the African Caribbean Achievement Project, which will arrange placements for young people not in education, employment or training.
Bradford YMCA will use its £10,000 to develop a shaping spaces project and contribute to the development of a social enterprise.
BCB Radio will be getting more young people involved in music production or sports reporting with support from a youth development worker, while charity Brathay Trust will deliver a ‘Family Fortunes’ social enterprise programme aimed at supporting families to set up their own business.
Small World Cultural Arts Collective will put on a series of creative sessions to develop a ‘Journey Book’ and develop basic skills while Fagley Youth and Community Centre will get its young people involved in a local green project with support from a personal coach.
Bradford Council has also commissioned Prospects and Barnardo’s to deliver a key worker service to offer support helping young people overcome barriers to education, employment or training.
Councillor Ralph Berry the Council's Portfolio Holder for Children’s Services, said: “These are very exciting initiatives that will offer targeted advice and training to young people who need help and support to turn their lives around.”
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