A new employment hub addressing barriers to work for people with mental health issues has received £1 million from our Investing in Communities fund.
Forth Sector, a social enterprise and charity, will provide employability support and work placements for people in Edinburgh and Lothians from a new purpose-built hub, to be located in Craigmillar in Edinburgh. The award will enable Forth Sector to bring together its existing businesses under one roof. The move will allow the business to grow to provide around 150 jobs and work-placements.
The project is one of nine across Scotland sharing in our latest Investing in Communities grants worth over £4 million.
Other groups to benefit include Helensburgh & Lomond Carers which will provide support and respite for 150 young carers, and the Glenkens Community and Arts Trust in Dumfries which will provide a range of activities for older people experiencing isolation. For a full list of all of the successful groups see our press release.