The Active Inclusion Fund is managed by Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) supported by funding from European Structural and Investment Funds. It aims to reduce economic inactivity in Wales and improve the employability of disadvantaged people furthest from the labour market.
The Active Inclusion funding received by EYST (Wales) aims to help young people from a BME background who are aged 18-24 and currently not in education, employment or training, as well as those aged 25+ who have been unemployed for 12 months or more.
EYST (Wales) is inviting applications from people who wish to voluntarily engage with us through a paid supported employment placement (at the appropriate national minimum wage) for 16 hours per week for 16 weeks. To date, placements have been arranged in Youth Work, Community Development, Café/Bar work and Business Administration.
The aim of the placement is to help give the participant new skills, increased confidence and work experience that will enable them to progress into employment.
Participants should achieve a work relevant certification (for example, a CSCS card or health and safety) as well as positive outcomes (added confidence, better numeracy and literacy skills, additional job search skills, etc).
On leaving the project, participants should progress into volunteering, enter education or further learning / training however we hope that the main progression route for participants will be into employment.
**Please note that the project has now ended**