Helping people back to work
Thirty people are being offered the chance to get back into work thanks to Crosby Employment.
The employment agency which is part of the Ongo group has been awarded £70,000 to help people find work over the next three years.
The project is aimed at people aged over 18-years-old who are not actively seeking work or are claiming Employment Support Allowance.
The money has been given by The Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund as part of a scheme called Building Better Opportunities or BBO and is through joint working with Voluntary Centre Services in Lincoln.
The £70,000 will be used to pay for everything needed to support people back into work including training, child care costs and travel expenses as well as much more.
Emma Cim is part of the Employment Support Team and leader of the project. She said: “With this money we will be able to do so much more to help people back into work.
“The project starts this month and we are looking forward to supporting people to gain new skills needed to find work.
“People can often put barriers in the way of themselves getting a job, and we don’t want things like child care costs or travel expenses to put people off from applying for work, so this money will be able to help.”