Community Grants Norfolk

Phase 5

Bridge Plus

Gateway to Employment is a Norwich based project managed by The Bridge Plus+ which uses community based expertise to train and support communities to become job ready through improved job search skills, confidence building, peer support and networking opportunities.

For more information, please contact Beatrice Humaru on 01603 617076 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Address: 19 Muspole Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1DJ

Cromer Past Present Future

The Making I.T. Work for Me project offers a flexible and accessible approach for local people wanting to improve their job prospects, to find work or who want to improve their connectivity to the modern world.

The project offers a range of activities, from basic use of smart phone and tablet apps, to using computers for online Job Search. Other activities include support to improve employability skills particularly aimed to support young people leaving school or people over 18 years seeking employment. Working in partnership with local providers, the project centres on the needs of the individual.

The project will take place at Merchants’ Place in Cromer – for more information on the project telephone: 01263 519454 and for more information on Merchants’ Place, please see our website: www.merchantsplace.org1.

For more information, please contact John Morgan on 07748 641718 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Geoff Leversedge on 01263 519454 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Address: Merchants’ Place, 16 Church Street, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9ES

Phase 4

Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust

Project: Great Yarmouth Cemeteries Project

In its 30 acres of land, Great Yarmouth Cemeteries is home to many monuments and tombs of historic significance, both regionally and nationally.

Some areas of the cemeteries have, however, become overgrown and certain listed monuments are in urgent need of repair. However, there is a shortage of conservation skills and expertise in the locality.

Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust has developed a project which incorporates a training programme enabling unemployed people to participate in the conservation of six monuments, and gain skills and experience in surveying, recording, research, masonry and conservation methods. Opportunities for progression will be offered in conjunction with the refurbishment of property acquired by the Trust.

For more information, please call Bridget Heriz-Smith on 01493 846195 or email

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Address: Room 44/45, Old Fire Station, Trafalgar House, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

Home-Start Norwich

Project: Fresh Steps

The Fresh Steps Project will recruit parents who are currently economically inactive and train them in a range of skills and strategies to become volunteer mentors for families in need. In doing this, the volunteers will develop their own skills and build their confidence to help them get back into the working environment. Volunteers will receive training in a friendly, informal environment covering first aid, listening skills, child development, safeguarding, confidentiality and how to prepare healthy family meals on a budget.

They will be able to support families suffering from isolation and lacking in self-confidence. Together they will both be making the changes needed to get back on track with their lives.

For more information, please call Sharon Hearsum on 01603 616400 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Address: 3 St.

Benedicts View, Grapes Hill, Norwich NR2 4HH

Phase 3

Action Community Enterprise CIC

Project Name: ACE High

The ACE High project provides opportunities to those who need the most support, or who may have previously had a bad experience of learning or have even become totally disengaged from learning. Our unique facility provides a practical way for people to learn about cars and mechanics, while building confidence and developing motivation and self belief. This opportunity could be the first time the learner succeeds and the start of their individual learning journey with the view to them improving their life chances through participation and education.

It’s an easy, interesting and fun first step toward self-development.

For more information, please call Lou Gardiner on 01603 720308 – www.ace-project.org.uk2

Address: Viking House, 2 Dewing Road, Rackheath Industrial Estate, Norwich, Norfolk, NR13 6PS

Bicycle Links

Project Name: Pedal Forwards

Bicycle Links ‘Pedal Forwards’ programme is about providing the inclusive environment for personal development through a practical activity. Refurbishing old bicycles is both environmentally and personally rewarding, in the process of which the skills to keep a bike rolling are learned as is the importance of sustainable practice.

For more information, please call: Lucy Hall, 07796 104429 – www.bicyclelinks.org.uk3

Address: 18 St. Mary’s Works, Duke Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1QA

Great Yarmouth Refugee Outreach and Support (GYROS)

Project Name: GYROS Springboard for Women

‘Springboard for Women’ is a programme designed to meet the particular needs of women who have never, or not worked, in the UK for a long time.

Based in Great Yarmouth, all support and training is embedded with ESOL and basis skills delivered by advisors with different language and cultural understanding. We offer women in-depth support to develop an Individual Support Plan as a route map to employment. If appropriate, there are also empowerment training and development-led volunteering opportunities in the service sectors.

For more information, please call Louise Humphries on 01493 745260 – www.gyros.org.uk4

Address: 144B Kings Street, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2PQ

Sweet Arts

Project Name: The Sweet Factory Project

The SWEET (Supporting Women to Enter Employment & Training) Factory is an inspiring and creative employment support initiative, specifically designed to provide women with an appropriate and alternative route to employment.

It is a social enterprise based on a fashion & retail outlet specialising in up-cycled, bespoke and individually hand- made products. We promote diversity and encourage people to invest in locally made products and artefacts which are environmentally sound, and created by locally skilled women who otherwise may not be in training or work. We encourage people to shop with a social conscience and ‘buy into Britain’ to help boost our local economy and provide people in the community with training, skills and jobs.

We provide opportunities to women from all backgrounds who are ready and willing to make changes in their lives, are interested in fashion, textiles and retail, and are striving to become economically active and contribute to their local community.

For more information, please call Toni Lawton on 07986 105691

Address: 4 Women Rescue Centre, 18 Colegate, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1BQ

West Norwich Partnership

Project Name: Be Your Own Boss

Be Your Own Boss is a unique programme for economically inactive people living in the West of Norwich. It provides the knowledge, skills and support needed for local people to start their own business or gain employment. If you have a passion, skill or idea you would like to turn into a business reality Be Your Own Boss aims to help you overcome any of the barriers in your path.

For more information, please call Scott Porter on 01603 455517 – westnorwichpartnership.org.uk5

Address: Fourways Community Centre, Stevenson Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR5 8TN

Willow Tree Garden

Project Name: Willow Tree Garden

Willow Tree Garden is a unique project driven by the needs of those with disabilities and their carers in the Norfolk and Suffolk area.

The project aims to deliver individually targeted skills-based learning that will promote their employment potential, along with their personal achievements and well-being.

The ethos of the garden is summed up in our motto, ‘growing stronger together’.

The tasks and skills taught at Willow Tree Garden will be client and carer led in order to fill a massive ‘hands on’ void that currently remains between professional bodies and service users.

For more information, please call Clare Winter on 01493 302975 – www.willowtreegarden.cfsites.org

Address: 246 High Street, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 6RT

References

  1. ^ www.merchantsplace.org (www.merchantsplace.org)
  2. ^ www.ace-project.org.uk (www.ace-project.org.uk)
  3. ^ www.bicyclelinks.org.uk (www.dial-greatyarmouth.org.uk)
  4. ^ www.gyros.org.uk (www.keystonetrust.org.uk)
  5. ^ westnorwichpartnership.org.uk (westnorwichpartnership.org.uk)

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Community Grants Norfolk

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