Who Dares Works
Who Dares Works has already supported over 850 people on their journey to education, training or employment. The project has now secured a further £3.3 million from the National Lottery Community Fund and the European Social Fund to support a further 832 individuals who face the biggest barriers and challenges currently stopping them from achieving their goals.
At the heart of the project is the Active Plus course. Delivered by military veterans from Active Plus, the course has been designed to build confidence, motivation and self-belief to enable participants to move forward. Alongside attending the course, participants will work with their mentor to determine their long term goal(s) and achieve them by tapping in to a range of specialist support and a host of work-related activities, from volunteering to community projects, taster days to work experience and everything in between.
The partnership is led by Active Plus and includes the following organisations:
The Who Dares Works partners have worked together to develop a project that will not only make a difference for people today, but one that will create lasting change for people, communities and the workforce of the future. We have all signed up to the ‘Who Dares Works Charter’ with 4 key principles of:
- Putting People in the Lead: helping people to help themselves through helping others and through active participation in the implementation, development, promotion and management of the project.
- Building Capacity for the Future: changing the relationship between services and the people who access them, supporting the recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce and inspiring people to make a positive contribution in their communities.
- A Commitment to Sustainable Development: delivering today without compromising tomorrow. With a particular commitment to environmental sustainability through; supporting blue and green gym activities; the efficient use of natural resources; local sourcing and the use and re-use of local spaces and places; promoting environmental awareness and access to green skills and jobs.
- Inspiring Excellence in Delivery: learning from feedback and evaluation; supporting each other to continuously improve as a whole and as individual organisations; being open and accessible; communicating and sharing practice and lessons learned; challenging constructively and developing effective solutions.