Black Country Futures

This project is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.

SWEDA are proud to be a delivery partner, in association with Steps to Work, for Black Country Futures.  This is an outreach project funded by The National Lottery Community Fund to help members of the local community overcome barriers and move closer to employment.

Providing support to those aged 16 and above, this project will raise aspirations, develop personal and employability skills, and improve the economic stability of participants, enabling them to achieve their true potential.

The key belief at the heart of this project for every delivery partner involved is that we firmly believe that those who face the biggest barriers to engaging with the fruits of the economy deserve the most help to build a brighter future.

Are You Looking For Employability Support Or Skills Guidance?

We promote an inclusive approach at Black Country Futures, with specialist support available for those who may be in need of extra assistance, including:

  • Individuals aged 50+
  • Members of the BAME community
  • Refugees
  • Migrants
  • People with mental and physical health issues, as well as hearing impairments
  • Ex-offenders
  • Lone parents
  • Care leavers
  • Long-term unemployed
  • People at risk of redundancy or on zero hour contracts
  • Those who are unable to access support elsewhere, and are therefore at risk of fuel and food poverty

What To Expect

Through friendly one-to-one sessions and small, group-based workshops delivered by our dedicated and experienced advisors, Black Country Futures can help participants with:

  • Employability & Skills Training
  • Confidence & Motivation
  • Volunteering Opportunities
  • Digital Skills
  • Financial Confidence & Debt Advice
  • Housing Support
  • Benefits Advice
  • Dementia Support
  • Social Care
  • Healthy Living & Practical Life Skills


The Business Centre, Church Street, West Bromwich, B70 8RP

0121 525 2558

Charity No: 1158859