Tower Hamlets is one of the most deprived boroughs in London, with a huge number of 16-25 year olds looking for work. Over the next few years a massive regeneration project in the borough will add up to at least one quarter of the capital’s development, potentially creating 8,000 new construction jobs.
For this reason, LandAid is funding two programmes run by the Bromley by Bow Centre, an innovative community organisation which helps people of all ages to learn new skills, improve their health and wellbeing, find employment and develop the confidence to achieve their goals and transform their lives.
Our first grant of £10,000 in 2011-12 towards the centre’s Capital Talent employability project, much needed funding that enabled it to effectively market and promote the programme. A second grant of £21,431 in 2013-14 part-funded the salary of a Construction Engagement Broker. Linking with Capital Talent, this person will encourage young people in the area to look at construction as a career, and help them find work in the sector.
Join our charity visit on Thursday 30 July 2015 by emailing Elise Austin today. The visit will take place 1-3pm.
Charity visits are a great way for LandAid supporters to see first hand the fantastic work our charity partners do, and the lasting impact their generosity can have. Visits normally take 1-2 hours and are completely free to attend.