The Work.Live.Leicestershire (WiLL) programme will help people who are economically inactive and unemployed living in rural Leicestershire, providing access to holistic, tailored support that enables them to move into job search, training or employment.
Vista has been awarded £2.4million in funding from the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund – Building Better Opportunities initiative to tackle unemployment in rural Leicestershire.
Over 500 people will benefit from the programme, which runs for 18 months from January 2019-June 2020.
We WiLL support 271 economically inactive and 270 unemployed rural residents. This will include 270 women and 271 men, 110 people with disabilities, including mental health needs, 30 carers, and 69 people aged 51 and over.
WiLL is a partnership of 8 organisations; Vista (lead organisation) CASE, De Montfort University, Leicestershire County Council, Prince’s Trust, Rural Community Council, Voluntary Action Leicestershire, and Workers’ Educational Association.
If you would like help and advice about becoming self-employed or starting a business, co-operative or social enterprise contact us directly at CASE on 0116 222 5010 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the wider project please email: email@example.com