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Talent Match

Country of implementation
United Kingdom
General short description of the innovation
Talent Match is a Big Lottery Fund initiative. Between 2013 and 2018, it will be investing about 108 million in 21 partnerships to provide better support and opportunities for young people aged 18-24 in England who are furthest from the labour market. Talent Match will put charities at the heart of local partnerships established between councils, charities, employers (particularly from the private sector), and colleges and with the active involvement of young people to work up proposals on how they will best use lottery funding to help match the talents of young people in their hotspot with the skills and opportunity of the future. The initiative in funded through money raised for good causes by the National Lottery.
Target group
Policy Field
    Type of Policy
    • private not for profit
    • public
    • public-private partnership
    Duration of the policy
    Scope of innovation
    • Scope: temporary
    • Budgets: 108 million
    • Spatial coverage: England
    General description of (intended) objectives and strategies
    Talent Match aims to help those aged 18-24 who are struggling the most to find career opportunities in order to make the most of their skills and ambitions. Projects are led by a cross-sector partnership with a key focus on employers, particularly from the private sector, to ensure that it meets local needs and young people are given opportunities get the skills to find employment. Furthermore, young people are given a say in how the programme itself is designed and put into practice.
    Type of innovation
    • new form of partnership or cooperation
    • new policy, practice or measure
    New outputs
    • governance
    • services
    Intended target group
    Young people aged 18-24
    Actors involved in policy-making/implementation and/or evaluation
    • beneficiaries/users
    • central state
    • employers (organised or individual)
    • municipal government
    • private not-for-profit organisations (e.g. Third Sector organisation or NGO)
    Intended output
    • benefit duration
    • governance
    • services
    • training schemes
    Did the innovation have any outcome related to job quantity?
    increase intended
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