Decision details

Grant Funding for Skills4work Programme

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Children & Families

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Skills4Work is a North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) scheme that provides entry to employment training for young people not in education, employment or training (NEET).

The service provides a range of environmental and maintenance tasks in local communities that improve the community environment and facilities. These include, but are not limited to:

• Fencing work, footpath maintenance, hedge and foliage cutting, planting and management of gardens, clearance of ditch and drains, driveway and paving projects, etc.
• Undertaking repair & refurbishment of premises, including minor plastering and decoration work, fittings and furniture etc.


To accept the offer of grant funding from Anglo American in the sum of £104,650.00 for the period from February 2023 to December 2024 relating to delivery of the Skills4Work scheme by entering into a Funding Agreement with Anglo American

Reasons for the decision:

To provide a programme that is unique in the targeted recruitment of service-connected young people who will draw on their own life experiences to encourage them to make positive changes in life by hands on work experience. It is restorative by the nature of practice supporting local communicates, but also in how the programme supports care leavers, young offenders and other vulnerable young people to begin their future careers, a process through which North Yorkshire County Council will benefit.

Alternative options considered:


Publication date: 22/02/2023

Date of decision: 14/02/2023

Effective from: 02/03/2023