We’re working with a diverse selection of organisations through our grants programme.
To celebrate their work, as part of Employability Day 2021, we thought we’d spotlight some of the ways they approach employment support for young people from marginalised backgrounds.
1. The Traveller Movement
The Traveller Movement is a national community charity promoting inclusion and community engagement with Gypsies, Roma and Travellers.
As part of its work to improve employment support for Gypsies, Roma and Travellers, it is developing a youth employment strategy to tackle high unemployment rates among young people from these communities. It is also helping young people to adapt to opportunities in the labour market and is engaging local and regional stakeholders to improve Gypsy, Roma and Traveller employment rates.
2. North East Autism Society
North East Autism Society provides specialist support services to neurodiverse people, helping enhance their skills and strengths to enable them to flourish independently.
North East Autism will support 195 autistic young people, or young people with other neurodiverse conditions, aged 16-19 in Tyne and Wear, as part of its employment support work. It will run intensive one-to-one and small group support sessions on a weekly basis.
3. Construction Industry Trust for Youth
Construction Industry Trust for Youth works with young people across England and Wales to help them overcome barriers and find work or training in the construction industry.
It provides coaching to support young people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities whose job opportunities have been affected by COVID-19. Its activities will widen horizons, improve employability skills and increase positivity.
Interested in learning more about our work? Read our Impact Report to find out what we’ve been working on over the past year.