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Prospects of young people in Wales boosted by £27m EU-backed investment, 20/07/16 [W]

Two major projects to boost the prospects of young people in Wales have been announced.

The projects will offer individually tailored support programmes to young people aged 11 to 24 years and will include training, volunteering opportunities and paid work placements to over 9,000 people during the next three years.

Pembrokeshire Council’s Cynnydd scheme is expected to benefit 4,500 people living in South West Wales. The scheme aims to help young people progress further in education and training, offering individual mentoring, coaching and counselling as well as programmes to improve basic skills, self-esteem and gain work experience. Of the total £19m funding for the scheme, £13m will come from the EU.

A further £5.8m of EU funding will support the expansion of the Active Inclusion Fund, widening access to the programme to young people in north and west Wales and the south Wales valleys.

Visit the Welsh Government website for more information.