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Walsall Impact

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

Black Country Impact is a project helping young adults aged between 16-29 who live in Walsall, Sandwell, Wolverhampton and Dudley and are not in education, training or employment find an opportunity.

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Impact encouraged me to apply for a course at University and I have now started a degree in Youth and Community. Impact also helped with travel and childcare costs - you have changed my life, thank you for everything.

Jessica Martin, student at Newman University

Impact helped me gain employment with KBS based in Darlaston by providing a work experience placement, updating my CV and arranging a job interview with the company. The job has helped bring a positive side out of me, I was really down and depressed and Impact and KBS gave me a chance.

Michael Kay, Process Order Clerk at KBS

My Impact advisor gave me a lot of support, guidance and encouragement and gave me a push in the right direction. Impact helped me gain work experience in the council which led to a full time apprenticeship. Impact changes your life and helps you find the potential you have.

Ryan Smith, Print and Design Administration Apprenticeship at Walsall Council