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Black Country Impact

BLACK Country Impact has already helped over 5,000 people aged 16 to 29 years old progress into employment, education or gain a qualification, and the figure continues to rise.

Since the launch of Black Country Impact in 2016, it has assisted just over 14,000 young adults. Providing employment advice, support and opportunities to help them get off to a flying start towards employment. 


Working with businesses to help thousands of local people 
Black Country Impact supports 16 to 29 year olds living in the Black Country who are not in employment, education or training. It provides one-to-one help for people to take the next steps towards training or a job.

The service also has a long track record of forging close links with many local businesses and training providers. As result, it can boast that it has already helped thousands of local people towards their goal of employment or gaining lifelong skills and trades. 

Overcoming barriers and support

The service is uniquely placed to provide a wide range of help to young adults, overcome barriers to employment by providing a tailored programme. A programme that is designed to help the individual build a future inaway that suits their circumstances.

Black Country Impact provides a key worker, oramentor, to support the young adult through their journey towards employment and skills, providing advice and guidance. Support can also include help with travel, childcare and equipment – making it simple to start a job or training. The support provided by Black Country Impact is bespoke to the individual and as such can help with overcoming a wide range of barriers, including those faced by people with disabilities, ex-offenders and the homeless.

Personalised to you

The project’s strength is its individualised approach and alternative delivery, which simply put gives youngadults across the Black Country the most flexible, personalised learning and support possible. Support that is helping young adults address a range of personal and skills needs, in readiness for them to take the employment opportunities they want. At the heart of the approach from Black Country Impact is the ability to tailor a package of support and opportunities, this could be through traineeships, apprenticeships, coaching, work placements, self-employment advice, including social enterprises, customised training or more depending on what works best for the individual.

A boost for employment and training

The project is receiving up to £43.6 million of funding, made up of £21.8 million from the European Social Fund and £21.8 million from the Youth Employment Initiative. It also receives match funding of up to £21.8 million from the National Lottery Community Fund and other partners, ensuring people across the region get a boost towards jobs. 

To get 2022 off to a flying start contact your local Black Country Impact team and start taking those next steps towards employment, visit www.dudley. 

Contact Information


Black Country Impact

259 Castle Street,




01902 554031

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