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Work. Live. Leicestershire

Tackling unemployment in rural Leicestershire - Providing volunteer support and opportunities for people to gain experience and confidence.

The Work.Live.Leicestershire (WiLL) programme will help people who are economically inactive or unemployed who are living in rural Leicestershire to move into job search, training, or employment.

Vista have been awarded £2.4million funding from the Big Lottery Fund Building Better Opportunities Fund, to tackle unemployment in rural Leicestershire. Over 500 people who are unemployed or economically inactive and living in rural Leicestershire are to benefit from £2.4 million from the National Lottery Community Fund and European Social Fund. The programme will run for 18 months from January 2019-June 2020.

The Work.Live.Leicestershire (WiLL) programme is a partnership of eight organisations:

    • Vista (lead organisation)
    • CASE
    • De Montfort University
    • Leicestershire County Council
    • Prince’s Trust
    • Rural Community Council
    • Voluntary Action LeicesterShire
    • Workers’ Educational Association

Working across rural Leicestershire, the programme will focus on filling gaps in current services, providing access to holistic, tailored support and breaking down the barriers to people entering work or learning. The project will also help people to improve their health and wellbeing, gain skills and work experience, and have improved confidence, motivation and social engagement.

Find out more

For more information about the project please contact Zuli Stannard – Development Officer, or Anna Barrow – Development Officer on:

zuli.s@valonline.org.uk
07552 386312

anna.b@valonline.org.uk
07787 158604

Website: https://www.workliveleicestershire.org.uk/
Twitter: @workliveleic