In partnership with Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), The Prince’s Trust have funded locality specific projects that will deliver targeted pre-employment courses for young people, acting as a pathway into a job, apprenticeship or further training within growth or foundational sectors.

Our ambition through the fund is not only to support young people at a time of great need, but to enable Greater Manchester to come out of the pandemic looking confidently into the future – aligning with a clear plan for growing industries providing sustainable, good quality, ‘future-focused’ jobs in the region.

The fund was supported by insights from the GMCA Skills Intelligence team and forms part of The Prince’s Trust’s ground-breaking Future Workforce Fund.

A key focus across all projects:

  • They are aimed at supporting young people aged 16 – 25 who are not in education, employment or training (NEET).
  • They act as a pathway into a job, apprenticeship or training that is within growth or foundational sectors, informed by the needs of specific localities.
  • They incorporate a work placement, involve employer partners in the programme design and provide a level of mental health and wellbeing support for participants.
  • Delivery occurring up until 31st August 2022.

We are excited to be supporting the following partners to run new projects through the Sustainable Futures Fund:

Hospitality Skills Academy – One Manchester
Working with young people from Manchester to give them the skills and opportunities needed to enter the re-emerging hospitality industry.

For more information, contact Megan Swift on megan.swift@onemanchester.co.uk

Stockport Sustainable Futures - Groundwork Greater Manchester
Working with young people from Stockport to support them to access roles in Construction and Customer Service. The project has a particular focus on supporting Care Leavers and those young people who have recently dropped out of college.

For more information, contact Stephanie Hevingham on stephanie.hevingham@groundwork.org.uk

Manchester Futures - Reform Radio
Working with Manchester young people to create sector specific podcasts, linked with local employers, covering various growth and foundational sectors including Health and Social Care, Digital, Construction, Tourism and Hospitality, Professional Services and Retail.

For more information, contact Rachel Roger on rachel@reformradio.co.uk

Thriving Hollinwood’s Future Economy - Regenda Homes
Working in the specific area of Hollinwood, in Oldham, the project will be supporting young people into opportunities within Sports and Leisure, Health and Social Care, Digital, Logistics, Environmental and Construction.

For more information, contact Mina Ahmed on mina.ahmed@regenda.org.uk

Digital Skills Introduction - Manchester Digital
Working with young people in Wigan to support them to access opportunities within various sectors with a focus on digital roles. This project runs until December 2021.

For more information, contact Emma Grant on emma@manchesterdigital.com

Talent Academy, Rochdale - Rochdale Training
Working with young people from Rochdale to support them into local growth and foundational sectors – Health and Social Care and Education (including Early Years). This project runs until December 2021.

For more information, contact Rachel Yates on ryates@rochdaletraining.co.uk

City Careers - City in the Community
Working with young people from Manchester to increase their employability skills and brokering opportunities with club partners in growth sectors, including Hospitality, Event Management, Maintenance, Retail and IT.

For more information, contact Chris Johnston on chris.johnston@cityfootball.com

Tameside Futures - Reform Radio
Working with young people from Tameside to create sector specific podcasts, linked with local employers, covering various foundational and growth sectors including Health and Social Care, Early Years, Hospitality, Education, Digital and Creative.

For more information, contact Rachel Roger on rachel@reformradio.co.uk

Talent Academy, Tameside - Rochdale Training
Working with young people from Tameside to support them into two local growth and foundational sectors – Health and Social Care and Customer Service.

For more information, contact Rachel Yates on ryates@rochdaletraining.co.uk

Find My Future Salford Foundation
Working with young people from Salford to support them to access roles in Construction and Hospitality.

For more information, contact Jonathan Colquitt on jonathan.colquitt@salfordfoundation.org.uk

Find out more about other funds commissioned through Future Workforce Fund below.