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  • NOLB Fife Employability Service Pathway Providers 2022/23

    Created: 08/03/2022

    The Opportunities Fife Partnership is delighted to announce the successful bidders for No One Left Behind funding for the period 2022/23. 

    As we move into the second year of commissioned delivery for No One Left Behind Fife, I am delighted that third sector and local authority delivery partners have set out an ambitious and innovative range of projects, covering all of Fife’s geographies, and targeted to support those who are furthest from the labour market. Whilst the demand for labour following the pandemic is high and growing, we continue to recognise the need for delivery which supports all of our residents and communities and allows them to fully participate in the prosperity of Fife’s economy.” 

    Gordon Mole, Head of Business and Employability at Fife Council.

    The list of successful projects can be found below - all provisions will start on 01 April 2022.

    FVA looks forward to welcoming the successful providers to the Fife Employability Forum on 27 April 2022.

    Lead Organisation

    Project name

    Target Group

    Project Description


    Fife Council


    Young people (16 to 18 years of age)

     A strengths-based employability pathway for young people (16-18) facing multiple health disadvantages.  Keyworker 121 support is provided across all stages of the employability pathway including in-work support.

    Cheryl Morgan

    [email protected] 

    [email protected] 

    BRAG Enterprises

    Brighter Futures

    Young people (19 to 24 years of age)

    This service will provide employment support to young people aged 19-24 focussing primarily on those affected by Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Keyworkers will provide end to end support across the employability pathway including job brokerage. Bright Futures incorporates 4 delivery partners, bringing added value, providing specialisms and focused support to YP at every stage.

    Kirsten Spence

    [email protected]


    The Prince’s Trust

    Prince’s Trust

    Young people (16 to 24 years of age)

     Through an online casework approach supporting a face-to-face employability programme, this project will support young people to gain work experience and expand their personal and social development skills to progress into a positive destination including engagement with The Prince's Trust Get Into programme.


    Kara Lindsay

    [email protected]


    The Venture Trust

    Venture Trust

    Young people (16 to 24 years of age)

    Inspiring Young Futures programme (IYF) supports young people facing complex challenges, often with experience of trauma and most having left school with few qualifications, supporting them to make positive change and improve prospects through building confidence and problem solving, decision making and communicating skills.


    Ian Paterson

    [email protected]

    BRAG Enterprises

    Fife ETC

    Adult (25 years and upwards)

    Person-centred collaborative support for adults includes a holistic assessment of personal circumstances to establish meaningful goals. This is a Fife wide project which will support over 25’s into a positive progression route. This project will provide help for those individuals who aren’t currently interacting with mainstream services, to access and achieve sustainable jobs. The organisation's 6 delivery partners will operate together to provide interventions from engagement through to in-work support.


    Gayle Penman

    [email protected]

    Fife Council Supported Employment Service

    Positive Pathways

    Adult (25 years and upwards)

    Specialist employability provision for adults who have learning/physical disabilities, health conditions, autistic spectrum disorders, mental health issues and sensory impairments to find and stay in work.  Designed to help those struggling to find mainstream employability provisions or work.

    Tom Brown

    [email protected]

    Fife Gingerbread

    Making it Work for Lone Parents

    Specialist (Lone Parent)

    Making it Work for Lone Parents has three main strands:


    1.Engaging: reaching isolated lone parents furthest removed from employability to build confidence.

    2. Support: empowering lone parents to realise their strengths and achieve goals.

    3. Progress: supporting lone parents to find a healthy work, life and family balance to progress and overcome in-work poverty.


    Laura Millar

    [email protected]


    BRAG Enterprises

    Square Start

    Specialist (Lone Parent)

    Square Start Fife is a fully inclusive service for families including lone parents across Fife. The service will concentrate on the makeup of the family and ensuring all are supported to provide increased aspirations and outcomes.


    The service involved working with a blend of 1:2:1 support and group work -  all designed to break down barriers either perceived or actual, digitally include families, reduce social isolation, improve mental wellbeing, increase confidence in children and increase confidence in adults’ parenting.


    Lesley Burnett

    [email protected]


    Out to Work

    Specialist (Mental Health)


    FEAT (Out to Work) is a personal development, self-management and early employability programme for young people and adults experiencing severe mental health issues. The programme will lead to focused job search and in-work support through the Individual Placement & Support.


    The initial engagement programme has two separate strands, one outdoor-based provision “Grow your Mind” and one indoor/online provision “Employ your Mind”.  Variety of shorter, introductory 1:1 and group activities also provided.  Additional provision of training to other frontline service staff.


    Joanne Koziel

    [email protected]

    Fife International Forum


    Specialist (Other)

    The Pre-Academy will champion migrants’ rights and welfare through access to learning English, help them develop communication skills, educate, and encourage candidates to develop the foundation skills that employers are looking for. The aim is to empower individuals with language, explore personal skills and strengths, help them understand employers’ expectations, improve migrants’ employment prospects, in how to become a successful employee. It further involves equipping them with the knowledge and tools to move on to a bespoke academy or further support them in their employment journey. The pre-academy will be person-centred and will nurture aspiration to meet opportunities.

    Alison Jardine

    [email protected]


    For further information on No-One Left Behind Services for Fife, please contact Mike Crosbie : [email protected]


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