SUPPORTING YOUNG PEOPLE through Talent Match

Andrew has pledged his support for the Talent March campaign, which has the aim to help get young people back into work.

The latest employment figures show that 957,000 16-24 year olds are unemployed, which can have a lasting impact both on the young people themselves and on the economy.

BIG’s £100m Talent Match investment aims to provide support to young people who are furthest from the labour market. They are targeting 21 areas with the highest proportion of long term unemployed young people in England. The funding will be delivered by local cross sector partnerships led by a voluntary sector organisation.

As part of this project Greater Manchester Council for Voluntary Organisations (GMCVO) will be leading a cross sector partnership working on Talent Match proposals covering areas within the Denton and Reddish Constituency. Partnerships are also currently engaging with local employers and the private sector to ensure their involvement.

Andrew Gwynne MP said:

“I think that any scheme that aims to get young people back in to work is a very positive thing, given the incredibly high levels of youth unemployment under this government.”

If people are interested in the scheme they should contact the Big Lottery Fund at: Helen.Bullough@biglotteryfund.org.uk

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