AFC Fylde launches two new community initiatives

The AFC Fylde Community Foundation has launched two new projects to help local residents find work.

which donates to local projects

The Back on Track employability programme will work with 180 disadvantaged and disengaged members of the community over the next 12 months, with the aim of getting more local residents back into work.

Funding has also enabled The Foundation to start recruitment for a new employability officer. The successful candidate will be responsible for helping adults to gain employment through a range of interventions, including mentoring participants and engaging with programme partners and employers in the local community.

Over 200 14-18 year olds will benefit from the scheme in 2018, which aims to enhance the lives of those on the programme by teaching them the skills needed to live independently, while helping them gain access to employment.

Funding will also see the continuation of the Striking Futures Traineeship Programme and enrichment scheme, Train Like A Pro.

Tom Hutton, director of community development at the AFC Fylde Community Foundation, said: “We’re delighted to continue our partnership with Cuadrilla. We’ve successfully identified a gap in local services and the funding will help us to change lives throughout Fylde.” Francis Egan, Cuadrilla’s CEO, commented: “We are proud to support the delivery of these programmes and reach people who really need our help. It is important to us as a company to provide people access to rewarding initiatives, which can really be life changing.”

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