Press Release: Tiger Work Skills Project funded by the Big Lottery

Press Release: Tiger Work Skills Project funded by the Big Lottery

October 6th, 2017

Tiger Community Enterprise CIC is pleased to announce that we have received funding from the Big Lottery for our Tiger Work Skills Project.

We will be offering work skills training in sales marketing and events on live projects run by ourselves and for partner organisations.

Voluntary places will be available to young people, disabled people and the unemployed to work with us at Disability Direct Nottingham, ensuring accessibility for all.

This will be a great opportunity for those accepting places with us to build on their work skills and improve their pathways to employment.

For the disabled people that work with us they will be able to assess their capabilities in the workplace and therefore build their confidence in their ability to work in an integrated environment.

We previously ran a pilot scheme working with students from New College Nottingham which was very successful. We were impressed with the quality of the work the students engaged in and their work ethic.

We therefore wanted an be able to offer placements again to those looking to build their work experience. The funding from the Big Lottery allows us to do this.

It also enables us, as a community enterprise, to increase our presence and engage in further work to support the local community.

Our director James Warner said 'I came to Tiger initially on the NCN project, helping with events. I enjoyed it so much I came back to volunteer after my first year of university and then came on board as a director. My fellow director Toni Jarvis and I are looking forward to offering similar opportunities to other young people, particularly those with a disability, who may find it more difficult to access the workplace. By working with Disability Direct Nottingham we are able to ensure that we are providing equality to those on the project and encouraging an integrated work environment where everybody can benefit.'

Toni Jarvis, Project Director says 'Tiger is all about helping people to help themselves and supporting enterprise. We believe this project manages both these aims, as our team will work on live projects that have a positive impact on the local community and also support our partner organisations. Working collaboratively means we are stronger together.'

Anyone interested in finding out more about the project can contact James at:

Or Toni at:

Notes to Editors:

Tiger Community Enterprise CIC works to support community organisations and businesses through enterprising projects that engage with the community and through business support.

Disability Direct in Nottingham prides itself on being able to make a difference to disabled people, older people and carers residing in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

Promoting positive change in a non-political and non-campaigning way. As an organisation, they have a strong sense of commitment to empowering people to make their own choices and make positive decisions about independent living opportunities.

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