Linking Futures: Local enterprise initiative launches its first market stall

The ‘Linking Futures’ employment programme will be holding its first market stall on the 11th December 2019 at Nuneaton market.

Participants on the Linking Futures enterprise programme have been busy over the last few months making a range of hand-made products to sell whilst at the same time learning enterprise, employability and budgeting skills. Those taking part are all aged 18-29 and are part of the new Linking Futures enterprise programme which supports unemployed young adults in Nuneaton, Bedworth and surrounding areas. All the profits from the stall will be invested back into the enterprise programme

In order to expand the range of products at the stall, Linking Futures has teamed up with a number of local businesses who will be supplying other hand-made products. The range of gifts will include: decorated filled jars, soap and bath products, leather gifts and fabric gifts and it is hoped that the product range can be expanded even further.

David White, the Project Coordinator for Linking Futures said that:

‘The market stall will be a great way for people to learn business skills in a supportive, practical environment and it will also be a valuable outlet for young adults looking to display their creative talent. The enterprise programme is very new but is already proving very popular. If the initial pilots prove to be successful, funding will be sourced to expand the scheme.

Linking Futures specialises in supporting young adults who are struggling to access the workplace, many of whom struggle to compete in a traditional recruitment process. We know these people have so much to offer, the enterprise scheme will be a great way of unlocking their potential and hopefully open some doors for these capable individuals.’

If you are 18-29, unemployed and live in Nuneaton, Bedworth or North Warwickshire, you can access support from Linking Futures. You can find out more about the Linking Futures programme by visiting: www.linkingfutures.org.uk

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