30 04 2020
About the intervention
The Future Workforce Fund (FWF) is a ground-breaking two-year initiative that tests innovative ways of delivering employability support for young people not in education, employment or training (NEET), or at risk of becoming NEET in the Greater Manchester area. Through a programme of transformational support for up to 6000 young people, FWF aims to reduce the numbers of young people becoming NEET whilst increasing the rates of participation in education, employment and training.
FWF is a £12.2 million project being delivered by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) in collaboration with the Prince’s Trust. It is co-funded by the Department for Education, employers and private sector funders.
About the evaluation
In January 2020, Learning and Work Institute were commissioned by the Prince’s Trust to conduct an independent evaluation of FWF. The process, impact and economic evaluation will assess the extent to which the programme helps young people to increase their chances of success and effectiveness in the workplace.