Skills for life

Funding level: £1,001 to £5,000


The employment rate in Blackpool is 65.4% - made up of those currently working or self-employed. This is lower proportionally than both the North West (69.8%) and England (72.9%)
Unemployment - essentially those actively seeking employment but currently not in a job - is around 8% in Blackpool. This is higher than England (5.9%) and North West (6.4)

Job Club will be a friendly place where you will get practical help as you seek employment. It will be a relaxed environment with the chance to meet other jobseekers, get support and gain the tools you need to find work.

Being unemployed can be hard to deal with on your own, but being part of one of the 156 CAP Job Clubs means you will face the challenge with other people in similar situations. 25% of job club attendees now find work!

We are a group of people passionate to make a difference in our local community, we would love to run a Job club in Blackpool that reaches out into the community and improves the chances of people getting a job. We also believe that loneliness and isolation is a massive problem in society. Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Job club also tackles problems of isolation and loneliness by putting people in small community groups that can get together and support each other.

Job Club will meet weekly. We will follow an eight week course that will give us all the tools we need to find work, from writing a CV that employers won’t be able to resist, to brushing up on those all important interview skills..

We have a team or trained people keen to deliver Job Club in Blackpool. The problem is we do not have the finances we need to be able to deliver a good quality course. We would use the money requested to; rent suitable premises, purchase refreshments for clients, buy resources for the course, purchase a printer and laptop to deliver the course. With the finances in place we would be able to start the course in January and doing it again twice throughout 2019.

I believe that people should vote for our project because it will have a real impact on a community that needs help! The repercussions of unemployment effect everyone in society and this is a course with a proven track record to reduce high unemployment statistics.

Christ Church Blackpool

Moment of Pride

I am proud of what CAP Job club has achieved nationally and excited to see it running in Blackpool. A project which aims to reduce unemployment as well as building community and reducing social isolation is a thing to be proud of. It would be amazing to have the opportunity to do this in Blackpool.

Location: Blackpool