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Building Better Opportunities

The Big Lottery Fund and ESF have granted Hertfordshire County Council £5.5 million to help boost skills for residents.

The project is part of the ‘Building Better Opportunities’ programmes funded jointly by The Big Lottery with match funding from the European Social Fund.

The three strands of the program are STRIVE in Hertfordshire (Barriers to Employment); MILE in Hertfordshire (Financial Confidence) and Youth Futures (Young People).

In partnership with Hertfordshire County Council and public, private and voluntary organisations across the county, the CVS St Albans & District is taking part in the Herts Youth Futures Projects, supporting young people who are not currently in education, employment or training.

Our St Albans based Youth Mentor provides one-to-one support to understand and address  barriers to learning and employment. Young people will be offered skills to help them secure work experience placements, volunteering opportunities or apprenticeships.

Each mentor can support with:

  • Working with the participant to identify possible barriers and support needs.

  • Working with the participant to put development plans in place.

  • Helping the participant to develop though signposting and helping to access engagement activities with other BBO partner organisations.

  • Help for transition into sustainable employment, volunteering or further education.

If you would like to take part in this programme or require further information please contact Denise Masawi on 07413 386967 or email [email protected]