Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Cras cursus libero vitae aliquet semper. 

General

Confidential, friendly support from coaches who understand your challenges and can help you to set and reach goals.

Coaching

GO Programme workshops and courses to develop your skills and confidence.

GO Programme

Help to find the jobs and training that are right for you.

Move On

Mentors to give you more help and support when you need it once you’ve reached your goal. A chance for you to get involved in the project.

Participation

Partnerships

home » partnerships

The unique Partnership making On Track a reality

Building Better Opportunities

On Track is one of four projects in the New Anglia LEP area that has secured funding from the Building Better Opportunities programme.

The Building Better Opportunities programme is funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund (ESF).

The On Track project brings together six organisations in a unique partnership, delivering end-to-end coaching, vocational training, education, work placement and support services for young people not in education, employment or training (NEET), or at risk of being so.

On Track focuses on maximising the opportunities for 531 project eligible 16 to 24 year olds to access the skills, qualifications, and perhaps more importantly, the inner belief and self-confidence needed to secure and sustain successful employment.

 

Information on our Partners

The six partners involved in the On Track project bring a wide range of experience and knowledge to the programme:

The Matthew Project is the lead organisation in the project.  Set up in 1984 as a general advice service for young people in Norfolk, it evolved to focus on providing support for both young people and adults, with a major amount of its work addressing drug and alcohol misuse issues, whether through education and awareness raising work or through the provision of psychosocial support, life coaching or other services. Its history, present and future are enshrined in its slogan, ‘No Compromise on hope’.  It means that whatever someone is going through, the Project refuses to give up on the calling to make a difference.  Its overarching aim is to work for the benefit of young people and adults by advancing education, and providing counselling advice, information, support services and assistance to those in need, improving their physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing.

Find out more


Action Community Enterprises (ACE) aims to build outstanding education for people who would benefit from an individualised approach to learning. ACE is a not-for-profit Social Enterprise operating under the legal structure of a Community Interest Company (CIC). ACE opened for business in Norwich in July 2011, to make training and education more accessible for those young people who had previously disengaged or needed support. ACE now offers a variety of learning options, both informal and accredited qualification at entry 1,2 and 3, as well as Level 1 and 2 in a number of vocational areas: Construction, Engineering and Motor Vehicle, Catering and Hospitality, Art and Design, Sport and Leisure, Travel and Tourism, Health and Social Care and Child Care. They also provide training in Employability and Personal and Social Development, as well as English and Maths. ACE offers a range of courses for 16-19 year olds, as well as working as an alternative education provider for schools, and also providing adult training in a number of professional and leisure activities.

Find out more


GYROS was formed in 1998 to support newcomers and migrant communities in the Great Yarmouth area, by helping people who have come to the region in their efforts to settle and integrate into the local community.
Funded by a broad range of local and national organisations and businesses, GYROS provides a free information and advice service on topics including housing, benefits, debt management, health, UK rights, immigration, education and substance misuse.
In addition to its original remit in the Great Yarmouth area, where it also runs the Books & Beans Café, GYROS now offers advice and guidance to local communities in Lowestoft, Brandon and Ipswich.

Find out more


The Norwich and Norfolk Scope Association (NANSA) has more than 60 years of skills and experience, working to improve the lives of people with physical, sensory and learning disabilities. An independent local charity working in Norfolk, NANSA believes that all people with disabilities are entitled to full inclusion within society, and the charity works to empower these individuals to achieve their life aspirations. NANSA provides support, education, training and advice to people of all ages and disability levels. NANSA runs a range of training projects, shops and support services, including a Family Centre and the ArtShopProject gallery.

Find out more


The Prince’s Trust has worked for 40 years to help transform the lives of 11 to 30 year olds who are unemployed or struggling at school. Many of the young people aided by the Trust are in, or leaving care, facing issues such as homelessness or mental health problems, or have been in trouble with the law. The Trust offers a range of free programmes which provide practical and financial support to young people to enable them to stabilise their lives, develop key skills, and boost their confidence and motivation, so that they can achieve their full potential. In addition to eight core programmes which target sectors and age groups with differing requirements, from personal development programmes to short tutorial courses, development award schemes and enterprise initiatives, the Trust also works with a range of key partners to help young people on their journey to finding fulfilling employment.

Find out more


YMCA Norfolk is a local charity that has been supporting people in Norfolk since 1856. The charity works with disadvantaged young people and families who are at points of crisis in their lives. This may include those affected by homelessness. Every night YMCA Norfolk provides a safe home and support for over 260 vulnerable and homeless young people. The charity also offers a wide range of information services and activities, providing education, skills-based learning and apprenticeship schemes, encouraging young people to develop healthier lifestyles, and giving support and advice to individuals and families. The Stepping Stones Café is part of a wider training and skills social enterprise initiative, set up to meet the needs of young people in the charity’s supported housing services.

Find out more