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Black Country Impact

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This project is receiving up to £34 million of funding made up of £17 million from the European Social Fund and £17 million from the Youth Employment Initiative, plus match funding of up to £8 million from the Big Lottery Fund and funding from partners.

Free training and help finding work with Black Country Impact

If you are aged 16-29 and live in the Black Country, we can:

  • help you find a job
  • support you to find a college or further education course
  • offer free training to help develop the skills you need

You will have the chance to sign up for:

  • apprenticeships
  • traineeships
  • training courses
  • coaching
  • work placements
  • self-employment advice, including social enterprises
  • customised training and more

We will provide:

  • advice and guidance, along with customised support tailored to you
  • a Key Worker who will support you throughout your journey
  • additional items to support you, which could include free personal protective equipment (such as safety boots and high-visibility clothing), CSCS card, interview clothes, childcare, travel and more

Black Country Impact is made up of five delivery partners who are Dudley Council, Sandwell Council, Walsall Council, City of Wolverhampton Council and Black Country Talent Match, a project led by Wolverhmapton Voluntary Sector Council and funded through Big Lottery Fund.

Get it touch

If you're interested in getting some help through Black Country Impact, please call 01922 654364 or emial bcimpact@walsall.gov.uk

Alternatively, you can visit the Impact Hub Walsall which is a drop in service based at St. Pauls Crossing, Unit 3, Darwall Street WS1 1DA.  The Hub is open Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4.30pm.


Black Country Impact newlsetter

Black Country Impact newsletter 1

Black Country Impact newsletter 2

Black Country Impact newsletter 3

Managing Authority

The Manging Authority for this project is the Department of Work and Pensions