You will recall from previous blog posts that we asked for your support in voting for us in the RBS Skills and Opportunities fund recently. We campaigned on our blog, Facebook and Twitter and so many of you shared and voted. We are so pleased to tell you that from over 1,000 entries and a short-list of 88 organisations thanks to your votes we were one of the lucky winners in the north region and were awarded an amazing- £25,532!!!!!! SEE THE FULL LIST OF WINNERS HERE: http://skillsandopportunitiesfund.rbs.com/winners/winners-in-the-north.html
This money will be used to develop our 1st step employability project and put towards funding accredited courses for the young people that attend these sessions and will massively benefit the young people of Blyth! We were paid a visit recently from representatives from RBS and they witnessed first hand the amazing work that goes into our 1st Step sessions- they were very surprised to learn about the high unemployment rate in the 16-25 age group in the area and were very impressed with the service we offer to help these young people get themselves back into education, training or employment. They chatted with workers and young people and presented us with the cheque, check out the photos that you will also be able to see in the local press soon!
THANK YOU SO SO MUCH TO ALL OF YOU THAT VOTED FROM ALL OF THE STAFF AND YOUNG PEOPLE AT SILX 🙂