Virgin Money Foundation: A closer look at SouthTynesideTEN

Earlier on this month, the Virgin Money Foundation, the independent charitable foundation launched by Virgin Money, announced that it had awarded its first round of individual grants to 25 charitable organisations across the North East region with a total of around £900,000 being donated.

As we continue to bring you a more in depth look at these charitable organisations, we’re delighted to bring you a close up of South Tyneside TEN.

TEN have been operating for 21 years, providing employment and training services to support residents in South Tyneside who are long term unemployed and faced with multiple challenges and barriers. TEN is the leading not-for-profit independent employment organisation in South Tyneside and their key role is helping unemployed residents in South Tyneside make informed choices relating to training, learning and employment, tailoring their services to meet the needs of the individual.

TEN provide support to employers to assist with recruitment through the promotion of job vacancies and the client matching service and can even assist clients to produce a CV.

Hazel from South Tyneside Ten told us;

We have been successfully delivering targeted work with young adults aged 18 to 24 years and we wanted to expand this work to include young adults aged 16 to 25 years who are furthest away from the job market.  We are therefore delighted to have been awarded the grant from Virgin Money Foundation to enable us to support more young people in South Tyneside and help them find employment.

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