Take a look at our video to learn more about the success of the Team East for Skills project
A unique programme for anyone who wants help to get into employment or enterprise
This £2 million programme is funded by the Legacy Trust UK and the European Social Fund.
We aim to use the inspiration of London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games to help unemployed people to improve their skills, engage in volunteering activity and in some cases gain employment. We are promoting the Olympic/Paralympic ideals which celebrate mind, body and spirit through sport, physical activity, culture, heritage, education and volunteering.
Our programme will leave a legacy of trained and talented volunteers who will support the aspiration of London 2012, by increasing participation in the sport and cultural sectors.
Two Years On Brochure
Team East for Skills has come to an end – we now need your messages of support
Due to the great success of the Team East for Skills project, which ended in February 2012, a bid for further funding for the continuation of the project through to 2014 is currently underway. As we await the outcome in the coming months we are looking for messages of support from those that have taken part or would like to part in the project, or can and have, supported Team East for Skills. If you can spare a minute or so to pop a few words in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or on our Facebook group page, your efforts could help contribute to the continued success of this inspirational project and the Olympic dividend in the East of England.
Feedback, Evaluation and Quotes from participants:
"This workshop gave me a whole boost with confidence. I had left work very demoralised as I was made redundant and retired into a shell. These weeks made me feel valued again"
"What you gave me is something that money can never buy. You enabled me, not only to go into a school but to interact with the children. My confidence has grown and I can now see a future. Please feel free to contact me if you would like me to come back"
"I loved every minute whilst doing the course, and I learned so much about theatre and performing arts as well as other things too. I met some fantastic people on the course and who works at Zinc. Zinc has been great in supporting me and has given me more training. I think being involve with Zinc really has been amazing for me, my self-esteem and for my future careers plans."