Many residents face barriers to participation in training and leisure learning. These barriers include peer pressure, carer commitments, lack of entry level qualifications and the confidence to access learning and new experiences.
By working with established providers we aim to widen opportunities to take up learning and skills by tackling disadvantage and removing barriers. And, where appropriate, encourage another step forward.
Keighley Big Local wants to build a lasting legacy by strengthening local economies and promoting entrepreneurship, innovation and meaningful employment. We will do this through partnership work with Airedale Enterprise Services [AES] and UNLTD.
AES will provide support and seed funding to small business.
Our previous work with ULTD has demonstrated that social entrepreneurs and the ventures they run create real benefit for local residents.
Social entrepreneurs can create services that fit local needs because they live there too. We will endeavour to further support local enterprise and business by encouraging their involvement in delivering the Big Local Plan.