Investment theme: Building skills and confidence
to contribute towards volunteer travel expenses.
Amount awarded: £2000
The funding will cover volunteer expenses and travel expenses for participants of the new courses. DFSS is seeking to provide a more holistic service that will support women to improve their CV’s and to be more emotionally prepared to look for and gain employment. This will be done through one-to-one CV coaching, and through an eight-week course dealing with emotional issues and self-confidence. It is hoped that by offering these services along with the ‘suiting’ service, the organisation will help more women to successfully find work. A small pilot for these new services was run in March and April 2015 and proved successful. It’s estimated that 154 people will benefit directly from the project.