08 Jun Local help for vulnerable young
Chichester Community Development Trust has recently been awarded £20,000 from the Hyde Housing Foundation to deliver a project that will support 40 young people over the year who are currently or at risk of becoming NEET (not in employment, education or training).
The ‘Discover your Future’ project is a 4-6 week programme which supports young people, aged 15-25 years, providing opportunities to learn various skills whilst being mentored on future work/volunteer opportunities to enhance their skills.
The young people with receive one to one mentoring and support from the newly appointed NEET project worker, Emma Hart. Emma has previously delivered a successful NEET programme throughout the district with Outset Youth Action and will be working on the project for 10 hours per week.
This has been a truly resident-led initiative as Emma is also a resident at Graylingwell Park and approached Chichester Community Development Trust to get help get this project off the ground. Emma and CCDT worked together to submit a bid for funding and are thrilled that we have been successful and that we will be able to offer this brilliant project to local young people who are struggling to find what makes them tick.
If you are aged between 15 and 25 years, not in employment, education or training, lacking in confidence or unsure of what you want to do in life, then this programme could be for you. It will be running several times over the coming year. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.