Herefordshire Voluntary Organisations Support Service (Hvoss) won a contract for £1.8m from the Big Lottery (as part of a nationwide scheme of £108m) to run the local Talent Match partnership covering Herefordshire and Telford.
Talent Match is “a scheme designed by young people for young people, with the aim of helping those aged 18-24 who are struggling the most to find career opportunities.” The goal is to reduce youth unemployment. Here is a link to the relevant page on the Hvoss web-site.
The Herefordshire team had their Christmas lunch at the MBA Bowling Alley near Hereford Station. We joined them to hand out certificates to those who had done particularly well in overcoming some sort of barrier to achieve a goal.
All it takes is a little help for people to achieve something and make a contribution. A little goes a long way.