ESF partnership opportunities

Updated 22 July 2015 Please see below for a list of current partnership opportunities relating to the ESF programme in London. QED Foundation Expression of Interest (added 22 July 2015) Building Better Opportunities: BAME Women (North and East London) QED Foundation is looking for partners for the BAME Women (North and East London) BBO programme. [Read more]

Event: Apprenticeships for ethnic minorities – tackling the key challenges (8 Dec 2014)

From Black Training Enterprise Group: Apprenticeships for ethnic minorities: tackling the key challenges National Conference, 8 December 2014, London Conference Programme (PDF) Registration Link The number of apprenticeships has grown over the last decade and they are an increasingly important route into high quality jobs and careers. All the main political parties plan to further expand [Read more]

Event: Boosting Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship (21 Oct 2014)

From BTEG: Boosting Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship 21 October 2014 Amnesty International, London Final chance to register at the September sale rate  Registrations priced from £49 +VAT* (standard fee £175 +VAT) Headline speakers: Shahid Azeem, Chair, Woking Asian Business Forum Jeremy Crook OBE, Chief Executive, BTEG Claire Dove OBE, Chief Excecutive, Blackburn House Group Johnny Lok, Chief Executive Officer, [Read more]

Moving On Up: Trust for London’s new fund to support young Black men into work (deadline 22 Aug 2014)

From Trust for London: Purpose of this initiative Our aim with this Initiative is to increase the employment rates amongst young black men in London by funding work that will improve the support offered to them and increase their pathways into employment.  A key element of the Initiative will be to evaluate the effectiveness of [Read more]

Work Foundation report: ethnic disadvantage behind London’s high rate of youth unemployment

Work Foundation, London: A Tale of Two Cities (April 2014) (PDF) New research on youth unemployment in London from Work Foundation: The youth unemployment rate in London stands at 25 per cent. But this rate masks sharp disparities across the city region. Whilst the inner East of the city still fares poorly, outer London boroughs [Read more]

Trust for London announces new funding for projects tackling unemployment among young Black men in London

From Trust for London: Young Black Men and Employment – a new Trust for London Initiative Trust for London is pleased to announce a new special initiative which will aim to increase the employment rate of young black men (YBM) in London. As part of this Initiative, Black Training and Entreprise Group (BTEG) undertook research which [Read more]

JRF blog: How do we increase BAME employment?

Helen Barnard, Programme Manager at Joseph Rowntree Foundation reflects on BTEG/CESI’s recent ‘How do we increase ethnic minority employment?’ conference: The discussion pointed to another point that came up again and again: if universal services are meant to address the greater poverty and employment disadvantages among many ethnic minority groups then we need really good monitoring to [Read more]

Conference report: How do we increase ethnic minority employment?

On 4 February 2013 BTEG and CESI held an event called How do we increase ethnic minority employment? It brought together practitioners and policy makers to try and identify strategies that are most effective in placing higher  numbers of ethnic minority jobseekers into sustained and rewarding work. Presentations from the event are available on the BTEG website. [Read more]

Report: Understanding the Impact of the economic down turn on BME communities

Understanding the Impact of the economic down turn on BME communities: a case study of the Loughborough estate in the London Borough of Lambeth This report is the second of the two estate-based focused work undertaken by BTEG. We were particularly interested in the Lambeth Council’s Economic Development Strategy (EDS) and the role of stake-holders [Read more]