During 2016/17 BRAG achieved its objectives by delivering these key business results

 

  • Provision of affordable property and workspace at three industrial locations across Fife

    • 10 local businesses located at Crosshill Business Centre with these local businesses then providing employment to 25 local people
    • Other businesses/services based at our Crosshill Business Centre offered employment for a further 10 local people. 
    • In total 41 local people are in employment within Crosshill Business Centre, with a further 45 from out with the Benarty area
    • BRAG also supported the operation of the Benarty Foodbank in the Benarty area by offering free accommodation for the service within the Crosshill Business Centre
    • We also supported another charitable organisation ReEmploy who offer employment to disabled employees where we hosted the organisation allowing them to stay free rent. this rent free period is now over 2 years.
    • A recent initiative has also seen BRAG make it’s 15 seat minibus available to local constituted groups free of charge (subject to insurance related requirements)
    • BRAG itself, also provided employment to 6 full time local members of staff, with a further 13 members of staff from out with the immediate area but all being Fife based.

 

  • Business Support and Advice for Social Enterprise

    • Provided Business Assists 135
    • Supported Start ups 19
    • Social Enterprise Business Events hosted 11

  • Business Support and Advice for new business start ups

    • Starts on our 'New Enterprise Allowance' Programme 426
    • Business Plans then approved 329
    • New starts commenced trading 267
    • New starts sustained trading 136

  • Youth Engagement and Learning activities including Greenpower F24

    • Total clients Supported 14yrs +   116
    • Young people Accessing Programmes – 14-19yrs   94
    • Young people Accessing Programmes – 20yrs +  22
    • Progressing then to Further Education/Training  29
    • Gaining Full/Part Qualifications  36
    • Progressing to Employment  10

 

  • Community based engagement activities delivered in Cowdenbeath and Methil (ABCD approach)

  • Employability support in partnership with the Fife Employment & Training Consortium (Fife ETC) where we act as lead partner

    • Registrations 1012
    • Employment outcomes(into work) 397
    • Accessing formal education/training 88
    • Completed courses 1038
    • Key worker support provided 957
    • Accessed volunteering 94
    • Accessed work placements 82
    • Onward referral 29

 

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