The Other Perspective - ERDF Revenue
A Business Creation project which delivers services where beneficiaries are encouraged and supported to set up their own business.
help with preparing a business plan
sources of loans and funds
one to one business support
advice and information.
The project will particularly target refugee beneficiaries.
For more info visit The other perspective
Foundations Furniture - ESF
Pathways to Employment project provides one to one bespoke support for individuals to support them to move closer or re-enter the labour market.
The individuals do an informal placement with Foundations, this includes programme activity such as:
CV writing workshops
job search training and many more.
For more info visit Foundations
2 Way Tenancy Solutions - ESF
Pathways to Employment project engages with participants over 12 weeks. It provides training on things such as:
- budgeting and money management
- tenancy management and welfare reform
- CV development and ICT training
- job searches and online shopping.
The outcomes of the project are to provide individuals with the skills needed to bring them closer to the labour market.
For more info visit 2 Way Tenancy
Bensham Grove - ERDF revenue and capital
Business Creation, Workplace Infrastructure and Business Growth Project. The project focuses on converting the main rooms of the redundant caretakers flat into standalone studios. These will be incubation spaces for small to medium enterprises.
H.C. Horizons will then provide business development to four enterprises who occupy the space. This will focus on four main aspects of business:
- financial management
- marketing and promotions
- operational management
- human resources
For more info visit Bensham Grove
GemArts - ESF
Pathways to Employment project works with women from BAME communities at Bensham Grove Community Centre. The project helps to engage women in activities to overcome barriers such as:
- enable them to access informal creative learning and training opportunities
- socialise and interact with other women
The aim is for them to progress towards further training, volunteering, employment and enterprise.
For more info visit GemArts
Society Matters - ESF
Pathways to Employment project that supports people furthest from the job market. They support them with thinking about:
- the future
- removing barriers
- managing money
- insights to employment
Each learner receives 9-12 hours work experience at Citizens Advice Gateshead.
They'll also have a mentor to help the participant set targets and support their progression.
For more info visit Society Matters
Citizens Advice - ESF
Pathways to Employment project that provides participants with the opportunity to volunteer.
The project will enable participants to understand how volunteering can provide a pathway for them.
Highlights of the project also include:
- accredited training Level 1 Award in Volunteering
- volunteering placements in the community
- volunteering placements and further accreditation with Citizens Advice Gateshead
- generalist advice
For more info visit Citizens Advice
PopUp Business School - ERDF Revenue
Business Creation project that works by delivering two, one-week courses in two locations throughout Gateshead The intent is to deliver inspirational business start-up training.
PopUp Business School will use a unique approach and model for getting people started.
The course will focus on many things such as:
- using social media to get customers
- tax legal and basic accounting
- how to make a great website
- sales and marketing
- how to start a business for free
for more info visit PopUp
North East Counselling Services - ESF
Pathways to Employment and Aspirations and Culture project. The project provides bespoke counselling and psychotherapeutic support. It's for vulnerable people who are at risk of falling into the Not in Education Employment or Training (NEET) bracket.
The project will improve the participants confidence and self esteem. It will nudge them towards moving on with their lives by applying for an appropriate form of education, training and employment.
For more info visit NECS
Gateshead Council - ERDF Revenue
Business Growth project that will deliver a series of business grants for SMEs within the CLLD geographical area.
This grant will help and pay for activities to aid business growth, development and innovation. The grants programme will support newly created and existing SMEs providing a 50% match funded grant pot.
For more info visit Gateshead Council
Gateshead College - ESF
Pathways to Employment and Aspirations and Culture project that will involve handPICKED, Gateshead Colleges social enterprise, to offer participants with internships, work placements and training opportunities. Support will be focused on people who need additional confidence, experience and motivation to help them gain employment, seek work, or participate in education or training.
For more info visit Gateshead College