First grants awarded to local projects
The Objective One funded Community Futures Fund recently awarded
its first grants to local projects. The first two projects
approved were the New Connection Project and the Crossover
into Employment Project.
The New Connection Project in conjunction with Real Base
Training will provide hands-on mechanical training for 10
homeless or otherwise excluded individuals. The expected benefits
of the project include increased motivation, self-esteem and
confidence, hopefully leading to brighter futures for the
The Crossover into Employment Project offers a variety of
training initiatives and childcare support for parents in
the Camborne area. The training available covers: ICT skills,
self-esteem and assertiveness skills and stress management.
Additional support is available to help complete job applications
and create CV's.
Catherine Roberts, Fund Manager for the Community Futures
Fund said, "It's great to see groups and individuals
who need help being able to benefit from Objective One and
If anyone has a project that will help people progress towards
employment or formal training that would be completed by July
2004 they should contact the Fund Team for more information.
Grants of 100% are available towards projects that cost no
more than £6,000.
The Fund Team can be contacted on 01872 322869 or visit the
If you live in an area covered by the Cornwall Action Team
for Jobs you can also contact your local adviser on 0800 085
The Community Futures Fund is financed by:
the European Social Fund (Objective One), JobCentre Plus,
Cornwall County Council, Cornwall Enterprise and the Magnet
Fund (Sport England/ Sport Action Zone).
The Cornwall Action
Team for Job Wards are as follows:
Hayle Gwinear & Gwithian, Marazion, St Ives North, Penzance
East, West & Central
Helston South, St Keverne, Grade Ruan and Landewednack, Camborne
North & West, Illogan South, Redruth North & South
St Enoder, St Blaise, St Mewan, St Stephen, Treverbyn, Trevarna,
Bodmin St Petroc's & St Mary's, Altarnun, St
St Cleer, St Ive, St Neot & Warleggan
Objective One Partnership Office
Truro TR1 2UD
Tel: 01872 241379
Fax: 01872 241388
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