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Round 2:

Community Paths

Area: Somerset                                 Start Date: November 2019                         End Date: December 2020

Community Paths supports vulnerable adults into volunteering opportunities, community opportunities and also into paid Work. We have an emphasis on bespoke support and using multiple outcomes to help people achieve their personal goals and outcomes.


Whitehead-Ross Education and Consulting (WREC)

Area: Yeovil                        Start Date: January 2020                              End Date: April 2021

The project will engage with 40 women and lone parents from across Yeovil and Shepton Mallet and support them to enter employment and further learning within the child workforce sector.


Round 3:

Stokehill Education and Training

Area: Wincanton                              Start Date: January 2020                              End Date: October 2020

The six week course will help to bridge the gap between the intensive support and care patients receive during cancer treatment, and their return to independence (including to employment or further training).


Round 4:

Young Somerset

Area: Bridgwater                              Start Date: September 2020                        End Date: May 2021

REAL is a youth-work based employment project designed to give 15 of the most marginalised young people in Somerset a bespoke and more real experience of work than any other provision, while delivering measurable soft and hard outcomes for them combined with cross-cutting impact and legacy benefits across the community.


Woolly Mammals

Area: Glastonbury                           Start Date: September 2020                        End Date: May 2021

Building an iron age roundhouse, combining modern and traditional materials and building styles while providing opportunities for participants to contribute to the design and build process while earning AQA Unit Awards with a strong focus on transferrable skills to help towards filling the current skills gap in the Building and Construction industry.


Round 5:

Gold Seal

Area: Somerset                                Start Date: November 2021                       End Date: June 2021

We wish to offer a Covid-19 compliant, online Well Being & Skills Development programme for 16-24 year olds from Somerset, especially for participants from areas of depravation, in career, or requiring additional support. Our 12-week digital creative industry exploration initiative seeks to increase participant’s self-confidence; motivation, positive mental health & better identify progression routes linked to further education/employment opportunities.


On Your Bike

Area: Bridgwater                              Start Date: August 2021                         End Date: July 2021

‘Build a Bike’
This is a project for economically-inactive adults to develop personally and to increase employability. After advice and guidance to ensure the course is suitable, they will attend workshops where they will learn how to completely overhaul a bicycle, while working as part of a team and working to organisational standards.


Round 6:

Carymoor Environmental Trust

Area: Somerset                              Start Date: February 2021                         End Date: November 2021

Learning from the Land - We want to run a nature conservation and horticulture training programme for learners who are low skilled, unemployed or facing some form of disadvantage, to give them new skills, boost employability and improve their health and wellbeing.


Somerset Film and Video Ltd

Area: Bridgwater                              Start Date: February 2021                         End Date: November 2021

Click - is a 12-week programme for the community in the Bridgwater and surrounding areas, in particular those seeking employment and those aged over 50, to develop confidence and transferable skills in creative technology. Activity will include one to one sessions and group workshops (skills camps).


Seed of Hope

Area: Bridgwater                             Start Date: April2021                         End Date: January 2022

Set up and deliver a Community Gardening Group, where Seed of Hope members will volunteer to help those less able to manage their garden, whilst gaining valuable work experience, training and opportunities.


Wellington Counselling

Area: Wellington                            Start Date: April 2021                         End Date: December 2021

‘Women into wellbeing and work’ is an 8-week project that aims to equip vulnerable women in our community (defined here as: victims of domestic abuse, trauma, complex MH needs) with the necessary levels of self-confidence, motivation and support to help them transition into education, employment, or training. Women who are currently unemployed and/or inactive will receive individual mentoring and group-based programs.