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Acknowledging Youths provides a complete a support programme for the recruitment and employment opportunity. We have successfully finished 7th projects with DWP to help young people to develop their confidence, self-esteem and enhance their chances of finding and keeping a job.


Some of our Achievements:

Since 2012 Acknowledging Youths CIC helped over 2000 people

August 2014 – AY Recruitment agency and website ware set up

2865 Universal Job match applicants

18903 nationally vacancies apprenticeship

1199 attended courses and workshops and people found a job or voluntary placements

ATN, a registered charity, is interested in acting both as a lead and a delivery partner. ATN has 16 years experience in both roles in a wide range of 76 Skills for Life, vocational skills and employability projects. ATN currently delivers two large ESF SFA adult skills contracts and the ESF Community Work Placements Project as a delivery partner.
ATN has spare room capacity in its five delivery premises in Ealing, Hounslow, Hillingdon, Barking and Newham and has excellent QA and MI systems including a proactive and problem solving approach in meeting KPIs, which it can share in a partnership.

Betknowmore UK mission is to develop and deliver support and education services to address problem gambling and addiction. To facilitate this, we have launched Gambling Support Hubs (GaMS) in Islington and Newham. The GaMS Hubs services include an outreach mentoring programme called ACT, a tailored 1-2-1 outreach programme for gambling addiction. We also provide workshops, specific to client need, and information services, such as posters and leaflets. We focus on partnership building and our partners already include drug/alcohol agencies, mental health services and housing associations.

Blue Sky is an award-winning charity that solely employs ex-offenders for 6 months and offers them a package of rehabilitation support whilst with us (training, housing support, mentoring and jobs brokering). We operate over 20 commercial contracts around London and anticipate having more than 100 vacancies to offer ex-offenders this year alone. We have a track record of successfully delivering ESF programmes in the past – notably being part of London Probation’s PIANO programme where we achieved all the employment and training outcomes assigned to us. We are also currently a specialist provider to Reed and A4e on the DWP’s

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.

We are the main adult single homeless provider in the London Borough of Newham. We have a track record of partnership working with a range of organisations, most recently Thames Reach (London Street Rescue) working with rough sleepers. We are a high performing organisation with an SROI OF 398%. We work with complex need and multiple disadvantage including mental health, substance misuse, criminal justice and domestic violence. We offer access to accommodation, educational and vocational opportunities for single homeless people. We offer access to volunteering. We offer access to a holistic Aspirations Programme of activities within the Outcomes Star Framework.

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.

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.

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.