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Action for Children is a large national charity with a long history of supporting children, young people and families. We have a presence across London, with a range of work including young carers services, short breaks for children with disabilities and services for children in care. We are keen to use our nationwide expertise working with children, young people and families in areas such as youth employability and training, supporting families to be work ready and helping young people with disabilities access the job market through the Building Better Opportunities funding, and are interested in being either a Lead or Delivery partner.

Access to target client group. Considerable ESF experience. Corporate resources.

The Bromley by Bow Centre is a dynamic innovative East London charity transforming the local community and lives of its residents. We partner with GPs, registered social landlords, schools, Children’s Centres, community groups and commercial organisations to provide a holistic approach to supporting people. Our unique model of integrated services ensures people get the full range of support needed in one place tackling immediate and longer term, deep-rooted issues. We support over 2,000 people a month to improve their health and wellbeing, learn new skills and move into work across a wide range of thematic from; traineeships, pre-apprenticeships and paid apprenticeships; careers guidance, brokering over 100 into paid employment to ESOL and Digital Skills.

Central Africa’s Rights & AIDS (CARA) Society

CARA defends the legal rights of poor people who cannot afford a lawyer and helps them to save their homes, keep their jobs and protect their loved ones. We also provide HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support, striving to reduce premature deaths, providing quality basic education for all (especially girls), water and sanitation.

To continue the work that CARA provides in the UK and Africa, we rely on people like you. Please consider helping us with a monthly, or you can make a one-off donation, to our work.

Charity and company limited by guarantee; also a academy school/ apprenticeship training provider. We run 2 women’s projects, youth provision, a family centre and 4 social enterprises.

We work over several sites including Canary Wharf, where our school/training centre, enterprises and family centre are, we have 2 women’s projects in Stepney and Poplar and run youth provision for the City of London.

City Gateway works to improve the skills and life chances of disengaged young people, disadvantaged families, and vulnerable and isolated women. We run award-winning Vocational Training/Apprenticeships Programmes (working with a range of corporate business partners); two (primarily BAME) Women’s Projects; and a Children & Families Centre for early years intervention work.
City Gateway also founded an alternative provision free-school, City Gateway AP, which now operates as a separate but affiliated organisation. It has around 400 pupils aged 14 – 18 and operates on the site at Mastmaker Court, E14.
We have strong cross-sector referral partnerships with education, community and statutory agencies and 15 years’ experience of engaging hard-to-reach communities and progressing individuals with serious safeguarding issues into education, training and employment. We have significant grant and contract management experience and can demonstrate high quality impact of our services across engagement, retention and progression of learners.

Create Jobs is an employability programme providing new routes into the creative industries for disadvantaged young people, aged 16 – 24, living in East London. We work with young people, employers, training providers and referral agencies to deliver a high quality training and brokerage service, leading to paid apprenticeships, paid internships, traineeships and work placements for young people in the creative industries.

We have a detailed knowledge of and access to creative industry employers within London. Create Jobs can offer support in engaging these employers and creating new roles for the target groups prioritised by the Building Better Opportunities programme.

We provide free and confidential generalist advice in Hackney, Newham and Tower Hamlets. We are an independent charity and member of Citizens Advice. We also provide training to individuals, voluntary, private and public sector bodies. We are lead providers of Hackney Money Smart, a financial capability and money advice project for social tenants in Hackney and we work with partners to deliver free and confidential advice in local Children’s Centres, GP surgeries, hospitals, libraries and community centres. We provide training and volunteering opportunities for local people in generalist advice, administrator, research & campaigns and financial capability trainer skills and run a popular volunteering programme. We are delivery partners for the ASTF project which provides advice support and training to local voluntary sector organisations in Hackney. We have experience of working in partnership with other voluntary sector organisations, private and statutory sector bodies, as both lead and delivery partner. Our management team are all experienced in project development and delivery – we also have support from our national organisation.

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.

A 30+ year track record of providing independent, quality assured enterprise and money advice that’s delivered in the best interests of the client. As a CDFI we can also provide the money that most enterprises will need to get off the ground.

HCT Group is a leading provider of public transport and related training services in the UK whilst promoting the concepts of social justice and equality for all. The combination of its services has led to its partnership working with other bus operators such as First, East London, Metrobus, Go Ahead, Abellio, CT Plus, etc. over the last 8 years. It prides itself in delivering end-to-end sector (transport and logistics) specific skills and employment support to BAME, lone parent, women, long term unemployed, who want to work and are prevented from doing so by a range of barriers. HCT has established partnership management structure which it adopts for its projects.