Stand Out – Commonwealth Games

The ‘Stand Out’ Project is a National Lottery funded programme starting in the Summer 2021 to December 2022, aimed at providing unique training, volunteering and employment opportunities to disadvantaged young people across the West Midlands. Utilising the backdrop of the Commonwealth Games and the opportunities that will be created to encourage wider participation, the project will support individuals into positive outcomes. The project will provide a wrap-around support for young people prior, during and post the Games.

The Commonwealth Games is predicted to create thousands of volunteering and job opportunities. However, without focused intervention, there is a risk that these opportunities will go to people with more qualifications and experience, displacing young local people particularly those from a disadvantaged background. This project will be critical to linking local young people to new opportunities and, critically, using this experience as a catalyst to support them in their wider training and employment ambitions.

For further information please email or call 0121 448 0720 and ask for Gemma