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Black Country Impact

If you're 16 - 29 and aren't in education, employment or training, we will help you make the first step to a brighter future

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The Black Country Impact (BCI) programme has now finished enrolling new participants. Alternative help can be found at Walsall Works. For more information or general enquiries, please contact the BCI team.

Those that have signed up can access:

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

We'll help you get what you need by talking to employers or training organisations. We may be able to help with travel, childcare and equipment costs too.

About the Black Country Impact project

Black Country Impact is made up of the following delivery partners:

  • Black Country Talent Match
  • Dudley Council
  • Sandwell Council
  • Walsall Council
  • Wolverhampton City Council

It aims to help young adults break down the barriers that may be holding them back from finding work, improving their skills or gaining qualifications.

This project is receiving up to £38.72 million of funding made up from £19.36 million European Social Fund and £19.36 million Youth Employment Initiative, plus match funding of up to £19.36m from the National Lottery Community Fund and funding from partners.

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

You can find out more about our work from our case studies.