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The Skill Mill Newcastle Launches Partnership with Urban Green

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The Skill Mill Newcastle has launched a brand new project, working in partnership with Urban Green. The Skill Mill has been operating in Newcastle for the past 6 years. During this time, The Skill Mill has developed a number of strong relationships with local private contractors and partners. The Skill Mill has began working on a North of Tyne Community Led Local Development (CLLD) project.

North of Tyne CLLD is a locally managed funding programme that targets selected areas in Newcastle upon Tyne and Wallsend to encourage local groups rooted in their communities to suggest, design and deliver projects that contribute to increased employment, develop businesses and improve opportunities to enhance local life. Newcastle City Council has secured £2.1m of European funding to offer grants to organisations and deliver the North of Tyne CLLD Strategy. You can find out more about CLLD by clicking here.

Urban Green Newcastle is an independent charity responsible for the management and upkeep of the city’s 33 parks and 61 allotment sites. Their mission is to connect communities and protect the local environment. You can follow Urban Green on Twitter, Facebook and Linked In.

The partnership has created three full-time contract posts. The project will provide pathways to training, education and employment for 66 young people over a two year period. The in-the-field activity has been co-designed by The Skill Mill and Urban Green senior rangers. It will comprise a variety of entry-level employment tasks including clearing vegetation, repainting and simple repairs on public realm furniture, edging footpaths, flower-bed maintenance and clearing water courses. It will take place across a number of sites owned and managed by Urban Green. The project will also deliver Preparation for Working Life Level 2 Award.

You can find out more about The Skill Mill, and how we are intimately connected with the UN Sustainability Development Goals by clicking here.

European Structural and Investment Funds: The Skill Mill Limited is receiving up to £59,530.75 of funding from the England European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and the Department for Work and Pensions (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) are the Managing Authorities for European Reginal Development Fund and European Social Fund funding through the Growth Programme, funds established by the European Union to help local areas stimulate their economic development. By investing in projects the funds will help to support innovation, business, skills and employment to improve local growth and create jobs. For more information visit:

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