New Gorbals Housing Association is delighted to share that the youth employability programme, delivered by Workingrite, has been granted funding for a further three years to support people in the Gorbals.
Funding of £80,000 per year for the next three years was approved at the South Sector Community Planning Partnership on Friday 20th January 2023.
This additional funding will allow youth employment charity Workingrite to support 195 young people into work over the funding period. It is expected that over half of those benefitting from the programme will come from Gorbals.
Michael Fullerton, Community Co-ordinator, said:
“We are delighted to be able to continue our partnership with Workingrite to offer opportunities for the young people of Gorbals. We have already helped 77 young people take a step towards training and employment and look forward to welcoming many more on the programme and into paid employment in these tough times.”
Workingrite tackles poverty and inequality by giving young people aged 16 to 24 the skills, experience and opportunity to secure sustainable jobs, apprenticeships or further training. This increases employment and benefits the local Gorbals community and economy.
The project is based around New Gorbals and also partners with both Glenoaks and Southside Housing Associations. By developing partnerships across the south of Glasgow, Workingrite ensures a place-based approach, offering mentored work placements and on the job training with local firms.
New Gorbals Housing Association has been working in partnership with Glenoaks and Southside Housing Association to deliver Workingrite since November 2017. Throughout the partnership, 80% of all participants have moved on to a positive destination of either full time employment, apprenticeship or college.
The Workingrite programme is open to those in the G5 area aged 16-24, who are currently not in education, training or employment. Those interested in the programme are invited to contact Michael Fullerton, Community Co-ordinator, on 0141 429 3900 or email@example.com