Action West London is both an established
LEAD organisation and DELIVERY
partner with a turnover of £1.2
million. We have an excellent track
record over 17 years of delivering a
wide range of education, training,
business start-up and social
enterprise projects e.g. ‘end to end’
Work programme; EIF ESOL,
NEET/ young offender/care leavers
projects . MIS, financial controls,
project management, Quality and
audit systems are in place- and
committed, experienced staff.
Action West London is a reliable and financially sound organisation with extensive experience in ESF and other EU funded projects .We have already led a VCS consortium Big Lottery/ ESF West London bid for the BAME women employment project. We would like to lead on other forthcoming bids (e.g. Refugees) and would also like to
to join in as a delivery partner in all the ESF themes.
BITC is The Prince’s Network for responsible business. We have over 800 member companies (including over 50% of the FTSE 100). Those companies engage with us to create a fairer and more sustainable future for everyone – especially the most disadvantaged. We deliver and broker programmes as well as being a convener of businesses. Our key priorities are Employability. Enterprise, Education and the Environment.
Catch22 is a national provider of employability and skills provision with well-established networks across London. We also deliver preventative NEET programmes through our education directorate, working with schools and delivering alternative education provision. Catch22 will also be able to provide dedicated bidding resource to the upcoming London ESF opportunities.
Catch22 will bring the following to a partnership 1. Track record of delivery 2. Progressions into apprenticeships and jobs 3. Access to clients, learners 4. Other programmes and funding.
• We are a holistic life training skills that work with vulnerable women.
• A holistic training programme that incorporates therapy, life and family skills and awareness sessions.
• A solid track record of successfully working with the most complex of needs clients.
• Measurable outcomes that have been evaluated for the impact we have on the delivery of statutory services.
• A waiting list for referrals.
• Strong community partnerships and support.
• Experience and case studies as proof of our credibility.
• We have a deep passion and enthusiasm for our work, we always give 100% attention and effort to achieve the aims and objectives set out.
GOYA has extensive experience of delivering workable and sustainable projects with varied users and in varied settings. GOYA has evolved over the years to develop specialist and innovative interventional work supporting NEET young people, BAME communities and those faced with disadvantages in our community realize their socio-economic aspirations. GOYA has proved to be a reliable and strong partner organization delivering and surpassing profile targets in every funded partnership project and under different funding regimes ranging from ESF, LDA, CCG, Local Authority, BIG Lottery fund, SFA Subcontract, (SFA Approved Contractor) trusts and foundations. GOYA’s innovative project delivery arrangements and systems are guided by our Bottom Up and user participation from project design to project delivery. GOYA combines its business acumen and charitable capabilities to offer a holistic end-to-end support to users by invoking our award winning multi-lingual volunteering program.
We have successfully led and managed Lottery funded consortium projects as well as CCG and Local Authority funded consortium projects. We have led on and delivered our “Families First” Lottery contract in partnership with four delivery partners that has been working with troubled families for 3 years and have just received a 2 year extension as a result of over-achieving on output targets by more than 50%. We have recently successfully led a £6 million Pound consortium bid to the Lottery for a 6 year programme working with the elderly. We also lead consortium project working with carers. We have excellent relationships with the Big Lottery Fund having recently hosted an event at the request of the Lottery to discuss BAME groups’ access to Lottery funds. We can bring all this bidding and project management expertise to a partnership.
Islington is a thriving borough with more jobs than working age residents yet many lack a job and poverty persists. Supporting residents into work is our number one priority and we are creating a strong local partnership of everyone involved in employment support to pool our resources and target local people who need it most. Joining with us will enable you to:
• Work closely with key local partners, including Job Centre Plus.
• Access specialist and complementary council and other support services.
• Secure employment and training opportunities through local firms.
• Benefit from funding secured through the partnership.
• Get capacity building and training.
As a specialist grassroots organisation, we bring first hand experience of delivering programmes that work to empower and raise aspiration levels of disadvantaged young people primarily from BAME communities in London.
Our programmes are both community and schools based. JAGS has worked in partnerships with both local and national organisations. As a specialist grassroots organisation, we bring first hand experience of delivering programmes that work to empower and raise aspiration levels of disadvantaged young and had built long-term relationships with a number of statutory and private businesses to extend the reach of our services.
LifeLine is a charity that exists to equip people for life and work. Established in 2000, and with a turnover of £5.5 million (2013/14 financial year), we support people in the most deprived communities of East London by deliver inter-linking services including: – Childcare services; – Alternative education models, enabling young people to finish their secondary education and continue into further education, employment or training; – Our award-winning Vision, Identity and Purpose (VIP) youth mentoring programme, including SFA NEET Prevention prime and subcontracts in North and East London delivered to over 950 pupils across 40 schools – Parenting programmes; – FaithAction –equipping faith-based community organisations; – Employment and skills provision
For those individuals who are 16-24 years with moderate or complex barriers we will offer bespoke skills related support, IAG and employment ‘Routes’ in the creative, media, arts and entertainment, music and customers services sectors, to name but a few. This intervention includes skills related programmes to up-skill individuals into a specific employment sector, for instance: •Level 1-2 in Music Technology/ Graphic Design •Functional Skills – English, Maths, ICT • Rock School Music Practitioners Level 2-3 •Customer Services Level 2 • Level 1-2 Certificate in Interactive Media /Performance Skills Currently our main skills related intervention comes via our Youth Contract. Here we provide work based employability skills. The Youth Contract engages young people who are hardest to reach and supports them into education, training or a job. We deliver work based employability skills, engagement activities, workshops, mentoring and support aimed at moving NEET’s into education and employment. We also provide employer led Industry day trips which we fund through our own capital. These trips take young people away for a day to an industry sector of their choice for instance Warner Brothers Studio, The BBC and SKY Studios at the O2. They provide a great opportunity to engage with Young People and truly identify their aspirational needs.