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£2.4 million available to help disadvantaged learners in East of England

Written by Liz Kirman on .

Disadvantaged learners in the East of England will be helped to get back into the workplace thanks to a £2.4million fund, with grants to be co-ordinated by workforce development organisation TCHC.

TCHC has been re-awarded the contract to be the grant co-ordinating body in the East of England for ESF Community Grants, with the service to be delivered until July 2015. Small third sector organisations can apply for up to £15,000 to manage a project for learners, with the grants co-funded by the Skills Funding Agency.

Cambs 16-17 year olds get support to kick start their future

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A new programme for Cambridge young people aged 16-17 is starting to see significant results. The focus is on those currently not employed, in education or receiving any training of which there are 1000 in Cambridgeshire*

Called GAPs it aims to help these young people gain confidence, a qualification and work experience, the things they need to kick start their future. Funded by the Education Funding Agency, it is expected that all those who complete will gain a NVQ Level 1 or 2 along with Employability Skills, Functional Skills and work placement.

TCHC win East of England NEET contract

Written by Liz Kirman on .

TCHC has won the tender to deliver a comprehensive package of support for young people not in employment education or training (NEET) in the East of England.

The programme, funded by ESF, Education Funding Agency and the Skills Funding Agency, will focus on the individual needs of young people, with the ultimate aim of getting them ready for work, education or training. They will have an experienced Personal Adviser throughout the programme who is there support, guide and mentor them.

The programme will focus on 4 main areas: assessment, advice and guidance; functional skills such as English, Maths and ICT; employability and soft skills including communication and social skills; and employment readiness, with work placements and volunteering.

The programme will run until July 2015. If you know of someone who could benefit or you would like to attend email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Global Entrepreneurship Week comes to West Norfolk

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To coincide with Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), The Consultancy Home Counties (TCHC) has organised additional workshops for people in the King’s Lynn and West Norfolk area considering setting up a business or becoming self-employed. It is an opportunity for local residents to join the world in supporting enterprise and entrepreneurs.

Global Entrepreneurship Week runs from 18-24 November themed “take the next step” and has a wide range of enterprise activities available.

£130 000 of funding made available to support new start-ups

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Business start-up experts The Consultancy Home Counties (TCHC) have been awarded a £130,000 contract to support would be entrepreneurs across Bedford Borough and Central Bedfordshire.

The contract has been awarded to TCHC by the Central Bedfordshire and Bedford Borough Councils, to support residents who are thinking about becoming self-employed or starting their own business.

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