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New Investment from the European Social Fund and the Scottish Government

1st August 2018 is the launch date of Bridges Project’s new Support2Succeed service, thanks to funding awarded through the European Social Fund and the Scottish Government.  The Service is supported by the £9.7m Growing the Social Economy Programme as part of the Fairer Scotland Action Plan to tackle poverty and inequality.

The award of up to £137,733 under the Social Economy Growth Fund to March 2020 will increase our capacity to tackle poverty and inequality by supporting those young people aged 16 to 25 years, who are most disadvantaged by circumstances and affected by personal barriers to inclusion.

The investment enables Bridges Project to grow its multi-disciplinary team by the addition of two new full time posts – a Personal Development Tutor and a Personal Development Worker.  Nicola Falconer and Pauline Carter will deliver a range of intensive individual support, accredited and  informal learning opportunities to young people, including parents, from East Lothian and Midlothian, with focus on improving personal confidence, health and wellbeing.  This support will enable them to make progress towards achieving social, educational and employment goals and to having purposeful lives.

The Support2Succeed team looks forward to working with existing organisations and to developing new partnerships to deliver a programme, which is meaningful and relevant to the young people using the service.  The team will make a big contribution to the Bridges Project’s goal of inspiring young people in Midlothian and East Lothian to build a confident future.  Bridges Project is grateful to the Scottish Government and the European Social Fund for this investment in young people and in the organisation.

For more details, please contact Pauline or Nicola on 0131 665 1621.

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