The Ubele Initiative
Programme: Infrastructure Funding Received: Location: England-wide
Ubele is an African Diaspora led intergenerational social enterprise. It supports a wide range of communities, community-based organisations and groups with their community assets (people and physical spaces), though social action, community enterprise development and next generation leadership initiatives. They design and deliver local, regional, national projects and international programmes as well as being involved in London regional policy initiatives and campaigns.
The grant will help build on work Ubele started before the COVID-19 crisis and will enable them to design and deliver a new targeted intervention for BAME organisations supporting BAME young people with progression routes into employment and self-employment. The project has two strands: A needs assessment on skills, job and enterprise opportunities offered by manual trades, including carpentry, plumbing, DIY support, and an assessment of young people’s employment needs. A manual trades practical programme will emerge from the needs assessment from 2021 onwards.