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Learning Communities received £5,000 to help disadvantaged people gain sustainable employment

Learning Communities works hard to provide learning opportunities to people who are facing barriers to education and employment.

Based in Lincoln, the charity runs three Community Hubs and a Youth Centre which offer a wide range of advice, learning materials, educational courses and employment support.

Helping people find sustainable employment

In 2016, Learning Communities received a grant of £5,000 to fund the delivery of Job Clubs across Lincolnshire.

The charity’s Job Clubs aim to give people the information and skills they need to successfully search and apply for jobs, confidence to perform well in interviews and the support to sustain employment.

The grant we have received from the Masonic Charitable Foundation will allow us to run weekly Job Clubs at three of our Community Hubs on a flexible, drop in basis offering support to develop and improve CV’s, advice on job search, assistance in completing job applications and preparation for interviews, as well as use of the Hubs computers and printers and general advice and guidance. The project aims to support people into employment, help them sustain employment and to help people remove the barriers that are preventing them from gaining employment.

 

Our main focus as a charity is to provide help for people with a specific focus on those who need extra support and those suffering disadvantage and difficulties. Helping people into sustainable employment is a priority for Learning Communities and this project will continue to benefit our Communities long after its end date.

Our Impact

Ami, Enquiries Officer

I don’t know why I felt compelled to work in the charity sector – in all honesty, when I was starting my A Levels, I wanted to be a doctor! I studied International Relations at the University of Exeter and started to see all these issues that were affecting people’s lives – very quickly I…

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Paul, Fundraising Support Officer

I’m from south London, born and raised in Croydon. I worked initially in the travel industry before joining my family’s construction business, which I ran for 20 years.   I joined freemasonry in 1994 and soon became involved with masonic charity. I realised that the charity sector was where I wanted to work, but because…

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Roy, Lincolnshire

When my daughter became ill four years ago, we took in our two young grandchildren, Adam and Amymae. Of course we were very happy to have them live with us, but we didn’t realise just how much it would increase our outgoings. With two extra mouths to feed, the electricity bills and the cost of…

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Ted and Sally

After a premature birth, Ted developed cerebral palsy which means that he can’t walk or stand unaided. Sally’s father is a freemason and got in touch with us to see if we could support the family in any way. Ted now has an ‘Upsee mobility harness’ that we part funded and allows him to walk…

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