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AFC Fylde Community Foundation launches new Fylde Focus employment programme!

AFC Fylde Community Foundation in partnership with Fylde Borough Council, are delighted to announce the launch of their new Fylde Focus employment programme for young people aged between 15 – 24 years who are not in education, employment or training (NEET).

The Fylde Focus programme, funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) and will provide NEET young people with the opportunity to access the support they need to enhance their skills and find positive outcomes.

The UKSPF Funding has enabled the Community Foundation to continue their mission to empower young residents in a broad range of ways, from building confidence, improving mental health and wellbeing and improving abilities and skills to boost employability.

The Foundation has helped over 400 people on their journey to employment over the last six years and funding from the UKSPF will enable them to continue to do so. Wes Partington, Director of AFC Fylde Community Foundation, said: “Improving employability is one of our strategic aims therefore we are delighted to be working alongside Fylde Council through the UKSPF to achieve this. Fylde Focus will give young people the support and skills they need to improve their prospects of securing employment.”

Councillor Roger Small, Deputy Leader of Fylde Council, said: "It is our great pleasure to be able to work with AFC Fylde Community Foundation to lend crucial assistance to young members of our community. The UKSPF allows us to invest into our young people by helping equip them for the future, and alongside the business support measures it offers the Investment Plan details, will help Fylde move towards more and better employment opportunities.

For more information or to register your interest, please email or call 01772 598 856.

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