The programme will be offered to people living in Glasgow, Renfrewshire, Lanarkshire and Ayrshire and over the next three years will assist 900 people with disabilities, helping them to build their skills and find meaningful employment. Support will continue once individuals are in the workplace to ensure that they have the best chance of sustaining their employment long-term.
Gail Sinclair, Area Manager for Momentum Skills said, “We are delighted at receiving this grant from the Big Lottery Fund. Momentum is experienced in providing specialist employability programmes to those furthest from the labour market. This award will enable us to provide a comprehensive employability service to even more people across Scotland, assisting them to gain and sustain meaningful employment and to lead more independent lives.”
Maureen McGinn, Chair of the Big Lottery Fund Scotland said, “These awards mark the beginning of an exciting and rewarding new year for many people across Scotland who, with that extra bit of support, will be able to realise their potential. The Big Lottery Fund is delighted to fund these projects which can, and do, make all the difference.”