The North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA) has launched a small grants programme to fund activities that reach out to unemployed young people to offer them employment support.

NTCA is working with Rocket Science to deliver the North of Tyne Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Youth Employment Small Grant Programme.   The small grants programme is open to not-for-profit voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations based in the region to deliver community-based activities to engage and support young people, aged 16 to 24, who are not currently supported through mainstream youth employment provision.  

Councillor Karen Kilgour, Cabinet Member for Education, Inclusion and Skills said  “We are absolutely committed to ensuring that all young people in the North of Tyne area have access to employment support should they need it.  This funding provides an opportunity to do just this and to reach those young people who are furthest away from existing provision.”  


Poster with images of people working and text about the NTCA VCSE Youth Employment Small Grant Programme


It is envisaged that the programme will support young people through a culture of progression into mainstream services, existing provision or provide added value through community-based support.   The programme will fund activities that enhance access to existing employability and mental health services for young people aged 16 –24.  

Applications closed on Thursday 2nd December 2021.  Read more about the NTCA Youth Employment Partnerships Programme