AIG will play a major role in one of Leicester’s five Community Renewal Fund projects approved by the UK Government in November. Positive Communities is an ambitious programme comprised of twelve voluntary organisations working at grassroots level to support some of the most vulnerable people in our community, especially those most affected by Covid-19 whose lives have been negatively impacted by poor mental health, domestic abuse, family breakdown, unemployment and a general sense of anxiety about the future and their role in it.
It will provide an holistic support package for key target groups to offer wrap-around support to help participants move from their current situation (anxiety, disenfranchisement, economic uncertainty) to one that is more positive, and where they have a clear plan mapped out for their future, with new skills, improved self-confidence and access to improved levels of support to help them achieve it.
AIG will offer employability skills support for young people aged 18-25 from BAME communities, especially those in families of refugees or those seeking the right to remain in the UK. Beneficiaries will be supported to undertake volunteering opportunities.
It is hoped Positive Communities will be the forerunner of a significant programme of activity delivered by all partners as soon as funding becomes available through the Government’s Shared Prosperity Fund.