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Youth Contract result announced

After months of waiting, the Public Sector Team is pleased to announce that The Trust has been named as a successful subcontractor in four regions. Through this provision, we will be able to support up to 1935 young people and gain up to £2.3 million.

The Youth Contract is the Government’s £1 billion programme designed to tackle youth unemployment through a range of provision including wage incentives, apprenticeships and targeted support for NEET 16 and 17 year olds. The recent announcement relates to the provision for NEET 16 and 17 year olds.

Support for NEET 16 and 17 year olds

The Government is investing £126 million in England over the next three years specifically to support at least 55,000 disengaged 16- to 17-year-olds to move into education, training or employment with training.

This will help to support the Government’s overall commitment to full participation for this age group as we raise the participation age to 17 in 2013 and 18 in 2015. This is a payment by results contract meaning that the bulk of the funding is only paid once the young person has achieved an outcome such as sustained re-engagement in education or training.

Who is eligible?

This programme is for:

  • NEET 16 and 17 year olds with
  • no GCSEs at A* to C and
  • are at greater risk of long-term disengagement.

The Trust’s involvement - successful regions

The Prince’s Trust has been awarded contracts through Prime Contractors in the North East, North West and Yorkshire and The Humber to deliver end to end provision.

This will include a range of existing programmes underpinned by one to one mentoring support. Young people will be supported by The Trust for nine months to a year with the aim of helping these young people get into and stay in education or training programmes.

In the West Midlands, we have been awarded a specialist contract to deliver specific elements of the provision rather than the entire year- long journey.

This specialist provision is likely to apply to young people with complex presenting needs such as mental health difficulties or to young people who are particularly hard to reach.

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