Youth Innovation Fund and Team London Volunteering ESF Briefing Event

The GLA held a ‘Youth Innovation Fund and Team London Volunteering ESF Briefing Event’ at City Hall on 27 June 2016. Links to the presentation, Q&A and GLA ESF Mailing List can be found here:”

Funding opportunity: grants to prevent youth unemployment

    Grants of up to £5,00 are available for voluntary and community sector organisations based in Barking and Dagenham, Hackney, Haringey, Lewisham, Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Westminster, Camden and Brent that enable young people aged 11-18 years to fulfil their potential. Funding can be requested for project costs or annual costs, but the annual income [Read more]

Event: Bridging the Culture Clash between Employers, Young People and Local Cultures (11 Sep 2014)

15billion and Rinova are hosting a conference: The Culture Clash between Employers, Young People and Local Cultures 11 September 2014 Osmani Centre, Whitechapel There is no registration fee More details here Registration here The conference is the final event of ‘Big Bang’, an international project funded by the European Union’s Lifelong Learning programme, which [Read more]

DWP puts failing Youth Contract initiative out of its misery

The Financial Times reports that the Youth Contract will be wound up early The coalition’s flagship programme to tackle youth unemployment is to be wound up early, amid claims that it has been an abject failure. The £1bn youth contract wage incentive scheme was championed by Nick Clegg, the Liberal Democrat deputy prime minister, at [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]

“How do I find the youth unemployment rate for my borough?” (or any other labour market stats)

A youth organisation just emailed me this question: do you have unemployment stats for 16-24 Tower Hamlets, Southwark, Newham? I’ve pasted my response below. It’s reasonably easy to find this information yourself, and I think a lot of organisations will find this useful in assessing need, planning their services, writing bids, etc. If you’re reasonably comfortable [Read more]

Youth Contract achieved 103 positive outcomes in London in 6 months to March 2013

Department for Education – Youth Contract for 16- to 17- year-olds – 2012/13 performance data (Excel) Department for Education has released performance data for the Youth Contract for 16- to 17- year-olds. The data covered the 2012/13 financial year and is broken down by contract lot. (Delivery of the Youth Contract to young people began [Read more]

CESI’s Paul Bivand: low take up of Youth Contract wage incentive contrasts with FJF success

CESI’s Paul Bivand comments on low take up of Youth Contract wage incentive: The first figures are now out on the take-up of the Coalition’s Youth Contract wage incentive – and so far – in the year to May 2013,  21,460 young people have started work and  2,070 six-month jobs have been claimed. … These figures contrast [Read more]