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Cross-border entrepreneurship training programme launched

Posted 11.04.18
University of East Anglia: Article link

A major new £8.6 million project aims to boost enterprise training and job opportunities for thousands of social housing residents in England and France.

Increase Valorisation Sociale (Increase VS) is a partnership between the University of East Anglia (UEA) and nine housing associations and training providers.

The programme is being led by Optivo, one of the largest housing associations in England. It will help 4,000 people through entrepreneurship training, supporting 3,200 of those into employment and the creation of 1,200 new businesses.

The three-year programme will support residents in 38 neighbourhoods facing barriers such as single parenting, disability, multi-generational benefit dependency, high rates of poverty and low job opportunities.

The areas involved are in the South and East Coasts of England from Cornwall to Norfolk, and the North Coast of France from Finistere to Pas-de-Calais.


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Reporting on April 2018

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