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2nd January 2023Universities who are affiliated to the Police Community Clubs of Great Britain were swelled by two in December 2022 those being, Bradford and Bournemouth University
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2nd January 2023THE KICKSTART PROGRAMMEEvaluation
The Police Community Clubs Great Britain (PCCGB) has been proud to support the roll out of the Government’s KICKSTART programme. The programme which ran from April 2021 until Sept 2022 aimed to give young people vital work experience to increase their access to employment, education or training (EET).
Partnering with over 30 different sporting bodies the PCCGB gave young people the opportunity to work in football, boxing, swimming, basketball, rugby, cricket and cycling. Over a 6-month employment period they gained experience as coaches, data analysts, ground staff, various media roles, administration and for some, participating in high level sport.
To our credit, the retention rate of young people completing our KICKSTART programme was over 90%. This has been acknowledged as one of the highest of any organisation participating in the programme and testimony to quality of the experience gained.
The PCCGB employed 340+ young people on the programme. Each young person received 25 hours per week of paid employment. This was funded by the DWP and required the PCCGB to administer a payroll service of over £2.2m over the 18month period of KICKSTART.
In Amateur Boxing alone, we have been able to boost, by way of wages and grants over £1.3m directly into the participating clubs.
The work of these young people enhanced the delivery of the organisations we worked with, enabling them to reach out and expand their services to the communities they support.
The PCCGB KICKSTART programme was a great success on all levels, providing a brilliant learning experience that enhanced the skills of 340+ young people and supported the delivery capacity of 30 organisations at a key time, during the ravages of Covid.
The experiences of 3 participants in the Kickstart Programme from ‘Priory Park Boxing Academy’ Dudley
“The Kickstart programme helped me get into a job by providing me with the opportunity to work in a school. I had all the help and guidance I needed yet if I needed help or some support I could get in touch with the services provided and they were reliable in supporting me. By going onto the kickstart programme it helped me to have an opportunity to work in a school, gain experience, knowledge of what work in schools is like. I would like to thank the Police Community Clubs GB for giving me this opportunity”. - Mia Holland
Ashley Foster completed the six-month Kickstart Programme and gained a great deal from it, having been introduced to the role of Teaching Assistant, Ashley felt it was not the role he would like to base a career on however, this ultimately assisted him in securing full time employment with his local authority. – Paul Gough Chairman
Jimmy Reed successfully completed the six-month Kickstart Programme and is now actively seeking a full-time post having gained invaluable experience and confidence. – Paul Gough Chairman
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