Get Socially Active

ESIF: European Social Fund (ESF)

Priority: Priority 4: Creating skills for the future

This project matches participants to employment opportunities by providing one to one coaching, giving individuals the time and space to explore their own vocational ambitions. Through an assessment of transferable skills, participants are able to develop their own personal action plan to help them build confidence, as well as gain and update skills to enable them to return to work. Get Socially Active builds capacity within the social enterprise and community sector, supporting them to increase the diversity of their workforce by helping them to provide best practice work placements to those furthest from the job market. In Newhaven the project has set up a social enterprise called Recycle that reconditions old unwanted bikes whilst providing skills development to people currently unemployed. The project also supports participants to get involved with or set up community groups like the New Beginnings group which provides a supportive peer led job club, helping to reduce social isolation and increase positive interaction.

Key Statistics:

Project Lead: Friends Centre

Start and End Date: Sep 2016/Dec 2021

Project Axis: PA1 - Inclusive Labour Markets

Amount of ESF: £300,672

Full Value: £601,344

Delivery Area: East Sussex, Brighton & Hove

Partners: Friends, Families & Travellers; SCDA; WEA Southern, BHCC Community Learning

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