With the support of a grant from Big Lottery’s Reaching Communities Programme, Diverse FM set up a successful Community Media and Training Project in October 2010. The followings are some of the outstanding key achievements the project has achieved in the first two years of its operation.
Diverse FM Community Media & Training (DFM) has nearly 20 years’ experience and track record of working with the diverse communities, in and around Luton, including those experiencing sustained unemployment and barriers to employment and learning
In the last three years DFM has successfully delivered 8 DWP funded “Back to Work” programme, targeted at adults experiencing moderate mental health, unemployment and furthest away from job market. On each of the programme we’re successful in recruiting more learners than our target, with more than 70% from BAME background. Whilst achieving 90% retention and 80% progression rate.
In last two years, DFM have successfully delivered 4 x ESF Community Grant funded programme, targeted at adults who were unemployed and inactive in the labour market and experiencing barriers to employment. Our target was to recruit 15 learners on each programme and provide them with a range of training, qualification and work experience opportunities. DFM was able to retain 100% learners into a 12 weeks programme and were able to support more than 50% with progression into employment or further education/training.
Following video evaluation will demonstrate learner’s achievement (those agreed to be filmed) and our ability to engage with diverse communities, including BAME communities.