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Clackmannanshire Council, on behalf of the Clackmannanshire Local Employability Partnership, is seeking project proposals from local third, private or public sector organisations that can provide employability support for 16 – 24 year olds in Clackmannanshire as part of the Young Person’s Guarantee offer locally.
The Young Person’s Guarantee is intended to provide young people, aged 16-24 years, with an opportunity, based on their own personal circumstances and ambitions, of:
A number of interventions are being funded as part of Clackmannanshire Council’s allocation of Young Person’s Guarantee funding for 2021/22. These include:
The above interventions are in addition to existing services for young people which are already being delivered locally by Clackmannanshire Works, DWP, Skills Development Scotland, Forth Valley College and other providers locally as listed in the Clackmannanshire Employability Services Directory.
Eligible organisations are invited to submit project proposals for funding of between £3,000 and £9,000 to provide further additional activities for 16 – 24 year olds in Clackmannanshire. These activities must be delivered between mid October 2021 and March 2022, therefore organisations must have the capacity to deliver within this relatively short timescale.
Activities need to demonstrate how they meet the priorities of the Young Person’s Guarantee as set out by Scottish Government in the Young Person’s Guarantee Funding Criteria. The objectives include providing support for more young people to access good quality external employability programmes, formal volunteering and employment opportunities, and increasing the number of young people engaged in learning and skills development.
The Clackmannanshire Local Employability Partnership (LEP) are keen to see activities which offer innovative solutions to gaps in employability provision or complement existing provision as listed in the Clackmannanshire Employability Services Directory. Some examples of key local priority areas identified by the LEP include:
The Clackmannanshire Local Employability Partnership would also like to see activities which target young people aged 16 – 24 who:
Proposals will only be accepted from organisations which:
Clackmannanshire Council is required to submit quarterly reports to Scottish Government on all young people supported through the Young Person’s Guarantee funding.
Successful organisations will be required to record participant details for every young person supported including information relating to all barriers experienced by the individual as well as information regarding equalities. Quarterly updates on progress and achievement of outcomes as well as tracking of outcomes at 13, 26 and 52 weeks will also be required. YPG templates will be provided to capture this information.
Outcomes for the Young Person’s Guarantee include the following:
Definition of volunteering: 'a person giving of his/her time and energy through a third party. It will benefit both the person and others, including individuals, groups and organisations, communities, the environment and society at large. Some volunteering may include a financial allowance.’
Project proposals must be submitted to ClacksLEP@clacks.gov.uk by 29th September, with those applying for funding likely to hear the outcome by 8th October.
Proposals will be assessed against the extent to which the project will:
If you need any additional support or further information, please contact Jane Adamson, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, t: 01259 452196.