Organisation name: New Sandfields Aberavon
Submitted: 10/03/2009 by email@example.com
- Organisation core business: Community, Employment Skills Training and Environment Regeneration
- What will the project do?: PC Care environment will be a new innovative community ICT recycling project benefiting the Swansea Bay; Waterfront and Western Valleys. The project seeks ERDF support to employ staff to develop the project and deliver training and mentoring support to volunteers. The project has been developed in partnership with the local community, businesses and partner organisations, in light of increasing interest from these stakeholders to utilise the PC Care project to dispose of/donate unwanted ICT equipment, which would otherwise go to landfill. The need for the project has been identified during consultation conducted when reviewing the Sandfields Aberavon Neighbourhood Plan. Additionally various organisations such as schools, libraries, charities and training providers have donated unwanted ICT Equipment to the project can be refurbished and then re-distributed back into the community at low cost. All waste generated will be re-used for training purposes and any obsolete materials will be recycled according to WEEE directives. The project has recently acquired the current WEEE directives to deliver such services on advice given by the Environmental Agency. The project has been registered with environmental bodies such as Cylch, Entrust, Enviro-wise, WEEE Compliance Board, Keep Wales Tidy and Computer Aid. The project will use volunteers to support the running of the project and give them employments skills to enable them to re-enter the labour market.
- Regional area(s) to be covered by the project: South West Wales
- Who will be the end beneficiaries?: Those who are Over 50 years of age; Economically inactive; Redundant or at risk of redundancy; Young people not in education, employment or training; Lone parents; BME's ; SME's; Voluntary organisations; Statutory organisations. Suffering long term poverty and disadvantage and Private sector organisations
- Who will be involved in delivering the project?: The following individuals and organisations will be involved in the direct delivery : Participants, Volunteers, Paid Staff, Work Placements, Trainees, NSA Projects such as: - STRIDES, PCCARE, STRIDES Employment, Development Centre (brief descriptions of these projects are available on request). Partners and stakeholders will include : Local businesses including social enterprises, local community 3rd sector organisations, local cvc's local authority, Environmental bodies such as Cylch, Environment Agency and Environment Wales, development trusts and recycling projects such as Enfys.
- What might be the outputs (activity measures) of the project?: Organisations supported, Participants engaged
- What might be the results of the project?: Gross jobs created; Enterprises accommodated; Organisations adopting or improving Environmental Management systems; The number of individuals accessing the services; Participants gaining qualifications; Participants entering employment; Participants entering further learning; landfill reduced, zero waste, no of Pc's units refurbished and distributed back into the community.
- What would the project's impact be?: Participants in employment at 12 months after Convergence assistance finishes. Net jobs created, Increase in turnover, landfill reduced, zero waste, no of Pc's units refurbished and distributed back into the community.
- What is the project estimated cost?: £2,000,000