Breaking Barriers

Breaking Barriers’ mission is to help refugees acquire the knowledge, confidence and direct work experience they need to secure stable and fulfilling employment in the UK.

www.breaking-barriers.co.uk

Grant Amount: £10,000

United Kingdom
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Background

Their programmes all help to enable refugees to use education and employment as a viable route out of poverty, while also beginning a step-change in the corporate response to refugee integration in the UK. The charity considers employment to be a fundamental factor in the social and economic integration of refugees.

Working directly with refugees in London, Breaking Barriers helps them gain access to a range of opportunities that can help to break down the barriers they face. In accordance with an individual development plan devised between caseworker and client to chart a path towards employment, the charity enables them access to:

  • Employability Training

  • IT and English classes

  • Permanent employment opportunities via corporate partners

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Funding Focus

This grant will support the running costs of Breaking Barriers, creating more equal employment opportunities and positive education outcomes for some of the most disadvantaged people in society.

This will enable Breaking Barriers to deliver their employment and education programmes that offer employability training; English language support; IT training; access to skills-based training, and bespoke work experience placements with corporate partners.