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The Scottish Government has published the Third Sector Employability Forum report for which the Glasgow University Training and Employment Research Unit undertook the research.
The Third Sector is recognised as a key player in delivering employability services, with a distinctive role where much of its effort is focused on supporting more disadvantaged individuals. Whilst the sector’s role is not in doubt, there is uncertainly with regards to the scale of current investment flowing through the Third Sector across Scotland. This research seeks to update the data available to help inform the future workplan of the Third Sector Employability Forum. The research study provides a useful snapshot of the contribution of the Third Sector to Employability in the financial year 2013/2014.
A significant, quantifiable minimum contribution of just under £58,000,000 can be identified for the Third Sector in 2013/2014. This included:
The research provides a detailed picture of provision across 50+ employability projects delivered by 20 key players indicating the scale and impact of their activities. In 2013/2014 the projects were targeted to: