We are leading on a new and unique programme to tackle youth unemployment in West Lindsey.
The Youth and Employer Support (YES) Programme is here and will bring a new twist to employment programmes.
Not only will the programme help local young people aged 16-30, it will also offer a dedicated employer support service.
By offering a free hands-on service, the YES programme will support local employers to recruit to and sustain long-term employment opportunities for young people.
The four-year programme, in partnership with Voluntary Centre Services (VCS), is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK.
The the aim is to create sustainable opportunities and tackle the youth unemployment rate in the region.
On the launch of the programme, Hannah Taylor-Dales, Service Development Manager at Acis said: “We’re delighted to get the YES programme started. It’s an exciting concept and we can’t wait to engage with local young people and employers to tackle youth unemployment.”
Heather Arnatt, Area Coordinator at Voluntary Centre Services West Lindsey said: “We’re pleased to bring our skills and experience to this new partnership. We feel passionately about offering something different to young people in the area, to address the issues that really matter and help them to set their own path.”
The National Lottery Community Fund distributes money raised by National Lottery players for good causes. Last year it awarded over half a billion pounds and supported over 11,000 projects across the UK for health, education, environment and charitable purposes. To find out more visit www.TNLCommunityFund.org.uk
For more information, call Acis on 0800 027 2057