Voluntary Action Leicestershire (VAL) has secured a £1.94m Building Better Opportunities ESIF contract with help from Think Funding. Providing bid writing and programme design expertise, Think Funding worked with VAL to develop a compelling narrative and business plan for an 15-24 NEET project for Leicester and Leicestershire. The initiative will broaden the range of support available to young people in the city and the county, particularity those who are hidden NEET. Eight partners will jointly deliver a programme designed to support 400 young people. Post-Brexit, the project could well be one of the last ESIF projects funded in Leicestershire, an outcome which makes this award somewhat bitter sweet.
For more information about the project visit: http://www.valonline.org.uk/project-change-lives-young-people