Utilising Funding to Support Communities
We are proud to have been successful in securing a number of bids, worth a total of £1,865,000, from external funding organisations that have allowed us to deliver high-quality training and social mobility programmes across Yorkshire and Humber.
These high-impact programmes have led to over 1000 people being engaged in a career in construction; with almost 800 of those people taking part in a training programme aimed to get them employment and site ready.
Humber Construction Hub
In early 2019 we were awarded funding from the Department for Education (DfE), managed through the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to provide a construction training facility in the Humber. Managed through our group partner EN:Able Futures CIC, our Humber Construction Hub (HCH) has delivered 1,047 level 1, 2 and 3 qualifications since the funding was awarded and a further 1,438 employability interventions, such as mentoring, work experience, site visits and employability workshops.
Working in partnership with fourteen employment and training providers across the Humber region, the HCH has supported 767 learners to become employment and site ready, to date of which 257 have commenced employment. This programme alone has generated more than £9m through our Social Return on Investment calculations meaning for every £1 we have invested, £11.06 worth of social impact has been made.
Find out more about the Humber Construction Hub here.
Pathways Into Construction
We have secured CITB funding through Pathways Into Construction to deliver a Not In Education, Employment or Training (NEETs) programme in West Yorkshire. Delivered by our partners EN:Able Futures CIC, our Construction Skills 4 Life (CS4L) programme works with learners between 16 and 24, progressing them through a comprehensive training and employability programme with practical training and work experience to help move them into sustained employment.