Action West London
Funding round:
2017 Round 1

Action West London

Skills for Enterprise and Business

We are Action West London – a registered charity and social enterprise.

We help disadvantaged individuals to improve their lives through ‘employment, education and enterprise’. The people we help include: refugees, lone parents, older people, women, young people, people with mental health difficulties, unemployed adults, ex-offenders and people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities.

The project that the NatWest Skills & Opportunities Fund grant will support is our Skills for Enterprise and Business (SEB) pilot project.

We will now be able to hire qualified and experienced staff to deliver enterprise, self-employment and financial capability training, and to support participants in business start-ups. Crucially, we will also be able to provide English language support for enterprise participants who require it. There will also be opportunities for practical experience at our successful Acton Market; as the project will act as a pilot, we hope to be able to replicate the lessons more widely in future.

We are also delighted to confirm that we will be able to train and directly support 84 people, and estimate that the project will positively impact 150 people in total.