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Team London Volunteers into Employment, Education or Training

Deadline: 14 February 2014 16:00 (17:00 CET) | Value: £200,000 (max) | Area: London

The ‘Team London Volunteers into Employment, Education or Training’ European Social Fund project seeks to support Londoners aged 16+ who are not in employment, education or training through training and volunteering opportunities to ensure that participants secure sustained employment, education or training (EET).

The project will track the engagement until it has been sustained for a minimum period of 26 weeks.

The prominent focus of this project is to re-engage Londoners with employment; however the project should ensure that the most appropriate employment, education, or training (EET) outcome is achieved for the participant.

This project falls under the 2007-2013 Funding programme due to underspend.  Learning from this activity will be used for delivery in 2014-2020.

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You can access the application form from the GLA website.

Target Group and Eligibility

On joining this project participants must:

  • be aged 16+
  • not be in employment or education/training.
  • reside in one of London’s 32 boroughs or the City of London.
  • be available to take part in event based volunteering opportunities provided/approved by Team London.

The project is considered a pilot to inform the GLA ESF 2014-20 Programme and to for this reason the primary focus of this project:

  • will centre on Young People (aged 16-24) and
  • target areas with higher levels of economic deprivation and
  • target areas with high ethnic minority concentration.

Additionally, the GLA wishes to target interventions towards clients who will require the highest levels of support, and applicants will be required to outline how they will identify the appropriate clients for this project and how they will engage with the client group in order to retain participation and secure the most appropriate EET outcome.

Geography

Participants should reside in one of London’s 32 boroughs or the City of London.

The GLA requires one project to recruit from the Team London volunteering hub, “639 Hub” in Tottenham and reserves the right to negotiate with the successful applicant/s to ensure there is no duplication of borough focus.

Deliverables

Each project will be measured and funded on the achievement of a bespoke set of inputs, outputs and outcomes as detailed in the successful bid application.

Applicants will be required to set out how they will deliver the following aspects:

  • Identify and recruit participants
  • Diagnosis of the needs of participants and how Bespoke Training Plans (BTP) will be developed to record the barriers and support required for individual participants
  • Deliver training service that prepare and provide the adequate skills for participants to secure sustained employment, education or training outcomes. Projects must incorporate:
    • Modules that build confidence, self-esteem and motivation and;
    • work readiness training, including CV writing and interview skills, time management training and;
      • job specific accredited training, for example NVQs in Business and Administration or;
      • work experience
  • Volunteering - How Team London/Team London approved volunteering opportunities and benefits will be incorporated into the participant’s plan
  • Employer/Education engagement - How will the most appropriate EET outcome be achieved for the participant.
  • Sustained Support - Strategies/support to be delivered to prevent further disengagement.

Payment model

Anticipated Proportions of Funding for Trigger Payment Activities

Input/Output/Outcome

%

Advance payment (to be recovered against payments made for the number of participants commencing on the project)

A maximum of 5% of project cost

Number of participants commencing on the project

A maximum of 15% of project cost

Number of participants filling Team London/Team London approved volunteering opportunities

A maximum of 20% of project cost

Volunteering bonus if the requisite number of Team London volunteering opportunities are filled by participants (see below)

A maximum of 15% of project cost

Entry into Employment, Education or Training (EET)

A minimum of 15% of the Project cost

Sustained Engagement in Employment, Education or Training for 26 weeks

A minimum of 35% of the project cost

Project Size

The minimum deliverables are indicated below.

Output/outcome

1 Grant Offered (£200,000)

2 Grants Offered (per successful applicant)

Number of Team London event opportunities filled by participants

A minimum of 200

A minimum of 100

Sustained EET outcomes for 26 weeks

70 (of which a minimum of 80% should progress into employment)

35 (of which a minimum of 80% should progress into employment)