The Big Lottery Fund’s £108m innovative Talent Match programme continues to build solutions to address the problems of high levels of unemployment amongst 18-24 year olds. Talent Match is now in its final year of delivery and the key successes continuing to emerge are:
- The Talent Match programme has supported over 25,000 young people (YP), with nearly 7,000 of these securing employment.
- The personalised, individual nature of support: there is no standard approach, partnerships do different things according to the need, their skills and what young people request.
- Participation in Talent Match is voluntary and our partnerships work flexibly with beneficiaries – on their terms, for as long as needed, without penalising for missed appointments or setbacks in progression