Henriette Reinders (left), Project Manager of New Directions with Peter Grant, Chief Executive of WSX Enterprise with the funding cheque for the project.

New Directions, a new project in North Hampshire supporting young, unemployed women is to find its home at the new Aldershot Enterprise Centre with funding from The National Lottery Community Fund.

The project will support over 200 participants with career guidance and developing life skills until the end of 2025.

The aim of the project is to help its participants build a better future. This will be achieved by offering 1:1 employability guidance and advice, coordinating work placements and organising confidence-building activities and workshops to improve interpersonal skills.

Our team will work with the local job centres, the council and local community groups for young women in the North Hampshire area.

Project Manager Henriette Reinders comments:

“This support will allow us to give young women 1:1 support and inspiration as well as learn vital skills to get ahead in life. Our support will build their confidence and strengthen their communication skills enabling them to overcome any barriers that life may throw at them.

In addition to the 1:1 tailored support, we will use some engaging and exciting new VR technologies for participants to bridge the gap between learning and employment.

Our doors are going to be open to young women keen to get some extra support finding their way in life every Thursday between 10-14.00 from January 2024 onwards at the Aldershot Enterprise Centre.”

The new funding comes from The National Lottery Community Fund, which distributes money raised by National Lottery players for good causes and is the largest community funder in the UK.

If you’d like to find out more about this exciting new project or to check eligibility, please email: hello@joinnewdirections.org

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