This LEP area incorporates Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole, and will receive £8,845,000 of Building Better Opportunities funding.

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Face Forward

The project supports young adults aged 15-24 to improve their work readiness, with peer-to-peer engagement at the heart of the project. Participants will be those not in employment, education, or training, with poor literacy and numeracy skills and few (or no) qualifications. The project was produced with the support of local young adults, ensuring the project is engaging and productive for the people who will benefit. Participants will include people who are marginalised from mainstream activity through personal or circumstantial barriers.

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Ucan is a general programme of employment support for adults.

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Supporting Enterprise Dorset

This project will support individuals to establish and grow social enterprises.

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