As part of a county wide scheme, £100,000 has been allocated to Ipswich Borough Council (IBC) by Suffolk County Council (SCC) for the IBC to use to commission fund innovative projects to tackle youth unemployment.
The Borough Council has run a procurement exercise seeking to procure work in 4 different areas:
• LOT 1: Mentoring
• LOT 2: Work experience
• LOT 3: Pre-employment training
• LOT 4: “Drop in” and counselling
Bids have been assessed against the published criteria and it is intended to contract with 4 organisations.
This form documents the first of four separate decisions.
This is to award £22,445.00 to Volunteering Matters to provide recruitment and training for 20 mentors and mentoring 25 young people 16 to 24 year olds that are not in employment, education and training.
The portfolio holder for economic development has been consulted and is supportive of the process / project.
Decision type: Non-key
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Wards affected: (All Wards);
Notice of proposed decision first published: 10/09/2019
Decision due: 3 Sep 2019 by Officer Decision