We have some exciting news, our project has been awarded a grant from Westfield East Bank Creative Futures Fund, thanks to @foundationfuturelondon and @westfieldstratfordcity.
We are one of 37 East London projects to scoop up a total of £669,000 from Foundation for Future London and retailer Westfield Stratford City – including women-led textiles cooperative, start-up accelerator, and school creative programme – creating 500 jobs and 6,524 skills, training and upskilling opportunities in Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, and Waltham Forest.
This project aims to support young people aged 16 to 30 who are not in education, training, or employment and are involved in street crime at risk of long-term disengagement to progress. The goal is to support them and their families by providing creative interventions.
Support will be provided in order to help them move into and remain in education, training or employment. We will tackle diversity and improve participation engagement. We have a focus on young black people supporting at least 60% of the cohort from black and mixed race heritage from working class backgrounds into education and training.
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