When reading these, remember that our focus is on low-income/poor Lambeth citizens, mostly under 30.
- Enabling people under the age of 30 who are unemployed or stalled in low paid, insecure work to gain the necessary soft skills and qualifications to move to better paid employment.
- Quality industry/employer experiences for school pupils
- Improving academic achievement through additional support outside school hours has been added as a sub-priority to explicitly recognise current practice in funding projects such as community-based tutoring or homework clubs.
- The enrichment opportunities sub-priority now has additional guidance to clarify the types of projects that WF is likely to consider.
- Responding to what we learned from our Step-Up pilot programme, in-work progression has been integrated into our sub-priority on youth employment.
- The previous ‘good careers advice’ sub-priority has been amended to Quality industry/employer experiences for school pupils. This was identified as a key area in which WF funding could add value to a school’s careers advice provision.
- The money management sub-priority has been focused to target young people (especially 16-18 year olds and young adults).
These priorities will guide our next Grant Round which opens for verbal expressions of interest on 9 March 2020.