Community Matters


The Building Better Opportunities programme is funded by the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund. who are co-investing in local projects tackling the root causes of worklessness, promoting social inclusion and driving local jobs and growth.

Community Matters is one of four projects within this programme across the Black Country and will help people across Walsall, Wolverhampton, Dudley and Sandwell move into or closer to employment by developing their skills and confidence.

Community Matters is managed by the Heart of England Community Foundation in partnership with local organisations across the Black Country.

SWEDA is one of those partners. We will be working alongside the following partners to deliver the project; Access to Business, Ideal For All, Just Straight Talk, SWEDA, TLC College and WELL Associates..

SWEDA will be delivering the following specific activities:

  • One to one coaching and mentoring with a qualified advisor
  • Group sessions
  • Building confidence and skills
  • Job search support including Universal Job Match.
  • IT Training – from basics to advanced skills
  • Budgeting support and saving money
  • Exploring Self-employment as an option out of unemployment

For more information about Community Matters Programme please contact

Hayley Champion Р0121 525 2558

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