"We are writing to thank you for your help and support with Freddie. We have seen a vast improvement in Freddies' confidence and development since his time with you and he is excited about taking the work and skills learnt with you..Thank you so much for all of your help."
Street Sports Engagement
C4C and The Second Chance Project have come together once again to positively impact on the local community with a new team of Street Sports Engagement Workers. The new programme will support young people who have been unemployed for over a year to gain key transferable skills in the sports industry.
The 2nd Chance Project helps identify these young people and organisations that can accommodate a 6 month training placement. C4C will train the Street Sports Engagement Team in a range of skills during this time; ‘Street20 Cricket’, umpiring, working with people with disabilities, time management, interview skills, risk assessments in sports, fundamentals of fitness, youth work, managing behaviour and much more. C4C aims to help the team to build confidence and self esteem and provide them with a platform for change.
New recruits Simon Marsden, Peter Ashford, Isaiah Robinson, Sam Akokhia and Daniel Nwaogwugwu will also work with C4C coaches, supporting community sessions and HTT clubs. Alongside this they will volunteer with a local sports company or club to build a portfolio of work to improve their employability and link with potential employers after the programme has ended.
The project is funded by the Future Jobs Fund; a government programme led by the Department for Work and Pensions that aims to create more than 150,000 new jobs across the country. It is primarily aimed at 18-24 year olds who have been claiming Jobseekers Allowance for nearly a year. It aims to:
- Help tackle youth unemployment
- Provide wage subsidies to employers
- Bring new business to training providers
THIS PROGRAMME HAS NOW COME TO AN END