Youth may be wasted on the young, but not on charities or social enterprises.

Generation Z believe they can make a positive difference to the world (Exhibit A: Greta Thunberg), want to do work that has meaning and, surely more than any other demographic group, they can help the voluntary, community and social enterprise ("VCSE") sector to plug the digital skills gap.

Some charities and social enterprises have already taken on apprentices, but, through the Stimulating Employer Demand for Apprenticeships ("SEDA") project being delivered by The Growth Company on behalf of Greater Manchester Combined Authority, the voluntary sector in the city region is now able to take advantage of significant opportunities, such as:

* free workforce development planning and impartial advice around apprenticeships;

* available Local Authority grants for non-levy paying employers; and

* a Levy Matchmaking Service, where levy paying organisations can transfer their available funding to a charity or social enterprise, rather than having to return it to the tax authorities.

Come to Brabners on the afternoon of Tuesday 22nd October to learn more from The Growth Company and from some GM social enterprises which have already engaged with the SEDA project. 

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