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We are a social enterprise whose sole objective is to improve entrepreneurship amongst communities with low income offering affordable online training and coaching solutions in business start-up and digital online business start-up resources.

We have technical specialist resources for BAME and Women (lone parents etc.) that we believe compliment mainstream solutions.
We have proven successful experience working hard to reach BAME communities, offering tailor made solutions to enhance their economic activity. Our flexible start-up business programmes is culturally sensitive and robust to meet Black African and Afro Caribbean employment needs. Our strong understanding of the culture and the problems many of the women have experienced migrating to the UK, against the backdrop of our own personal experience of overcoming these challenges , put us in a competitive position to influence, inspire and motivate potential beneficiaries to change their paradigm and take steps to gain invaluable employment. Please read testimonials on website.

Capital Apprenticeships deliver a wide range of training and educational programmes including: Apprenticeships, Employability, ESOL, and a wide range of industry training and development programmes. We work extensively in the three boroughs meeting the needs of local people and employers. We also have a wide network of community groups in order that we can help disadvantaged people gain skills, confidence and access to gainful employment. We have been very successful in finding candidates for vacancies with employers but we encounter very significant issues about candidates’ job readiness and seek other partnerships where we can help to meaningfully address this issue.

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.

City Lit’s main focus is adult education. We are London’s largest provider, offering over 5,000 courses per year. We are an Ofsted grade 1 outstanding provider.
Much of our provision focusesdisadvantaged groups – economically inactive, BAME, people with mental health issues and those with disabilities. Particular interests are the Deaf community, people with learning disabilities, homelessness and speech therapy.
We have been consortium lead on 3 ESF projects, and delivery partner in a variety of others. Our Community Outreach team works all around the Capital with over 100 partners every year, helping disadvantaged individuals and families to achieve their goals and aspirations.
We are trustworthy and honest partners.

Good employer relationships particularly NHS employers who provide vacancies for our pre-employment training programmes. Enhanced apprenticeships that are designed with health, care and primary care employers. Our employer driven programmes with access to high quality vacancies bring strong credibility to our services (generating good referrals and interest from people who are not job ready as well as job ready). We have a particular expertise in health/care. Approx two thirds of our clients are BAME women. Experience of Matrix standard IAG and ongoing support to assist people to fulfil their career plans (both pre and post employment). Good networks.

We are a small charity based in Enfield. Our services and facilities include: — track record of running advice and advocacy projects with 4 staff trained at Level 3 advice work — have our own dedicated training suite with 10 computers with trainers for basic IT and Microsoft Office suite. — experienced staff trained as project managers in delivering IT, ESOL and Employability training (accredited by AQA) — 2007-2010 ran £280,000, 3-year LDA project for ESOL IT employment workshop training for Bangladeshi women. — currently we are developing our IT infrastructure to include Microsoft Cloud services including implementation of Office 365 and SharePoint. We are also trialling SalesForce CRM software for client management and collaboration with partners.

Community Links is an innovative inner city charity that has a long history (over 14 years) of running successful employment and training projects across several funding streams (including SFA, DWP, ESF). We provide non accredited learning that works on motivation, confidence building, body image, job skills and time management. Once this is completed we support our customers into education, employment, enterprise or training including work tasters and support and advice on money management, housing and childcare. We offer employability skills as well as personalised one to one support. We provide not only the skills, but the confidence, resilience, networks, and the sustained backing that our customers need as they set out to grab every fulfilling opportunity.

DABD (uk) is a user led charity based in London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, with services pan-London. For over 63 years we have provided services targeting people who are excluded and/or disadvantaged. DABD (UK) delivers its programmes from 5 centres, taking our 16 services into the heart of the community. DABD’s Education, Skills and Employment Division have successfully delivered on employment contracts including ESF, London Councils, DWP, SFA for over 14 years and have a proven track record as a subcontractor with a demonstrated delivery model, established relationships and excellent success rates across our provision. Value added contracts and services to support our employment provision include Apprenticeships, Training and Volunteering.

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 are a small BME Housing Association which operates in South London. We have a wealth of experience in working with women and their housing issues. We are committed to the provision of social housing and providing services to bring additional opportunities to our residents. We have a sound governance structure, a sound financial base and a board member with substantial experience of applying and obtaining EU grants . We have a number of ideas to develop into projects which we hope can attract EU funding.