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Job club in the money with £30k grant

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St George's Community Centre in Wakefield has won a big boost thanks to a £30,000 grant from NatWest Bank to run a jobs and enterprise club.

The new scheme, ‘Get Work or Get a Business Going @St Georges’, will deliver tailored help to people in Wakefield searching for employment, including CV rewriting, vacancy sourcing and providing links to employers. It will also coach locals in starting up their own businesses.

The grant has been provided from NatWest’s £2.5 million Skills & Opportunities Fund, available on a competitive basis to projects run by charities, community groups, schools and colleges across the UK and Ireland. The Fund helps people in disadvantaged communities boost their skills and access more opportunities.

Visiting St George’s this week, Mary applauded the scheme.

“Helping more people in Wakefield to find a decent job is my top priority. Congratulations to St George’s for winning this grant, and thank you NatWest for investing in our communities like this. If you know somebody who needs a little extra support finding work, please encourage them to come along.”

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