NCWRP heard a few months ago that the consortium bid we had put in to the DWP to become a provider of Future Jobs Fund jobs had been successful. Our contract led by The Aspire Foundation together with the Community Recycling Network, Furniture Recycling Network and ReAlliance was to enable members of our networks to employ 90 young people on 6 months contracts with their salaries coming from the Department of Work and Pensions. A few of our members – Somerset, Oxford, St. Albans, Chiltern, Brighton – are currently either employing staff through this scheme, or in the process of doing so, but sadly this scheme has fallen victim to the new governments cuts. However, it will be replaced by ‘The Work Programme’ but no details of what this will entail have been released yet.

Future Jobs Fund and the Green Jobs Partnership

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