Friday, September 03, 2010

Over 50 and underskilled?

Life Skills Project
A £4.3 million funding package to help people aged over 50 in Wales return to
training and work has been announced as new figures reveal that more older workers
are suffering long term unemployment. The £4.3 million from the Big Lottery Fund
will be awarded through the £14 million Life Skills project - a funding stream,
which matches the Lottery money with support from the European Social Fund through
the Welsh Assembly Government.

Until 16 September 2010 groups in Wales that help people aged over 50 who face multiple barriers improve their Life Skills and increase their confidence by re-engaging them in education, learning, volunteering and employment, can bid for a share of £4.3 million. Applications for the rest of the money, nearly £1 million, can be made between 25 August and 1 October. For more information about how to apply or for information about other funding streams delivered by the Big Lottery Fund visit
http://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/wales
or phone the BIG advice line on 01686 611700 (text phone 0845 602 1659).


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