During 2017/18 BRAG achieved these objectives by delivering the following key business results:

 

  • BRAG Provided affordable property and workspace at three industrial locations across Fife
  • BRAG supported the operation of the Benarty Foodbank in the Benarty area by offering free accommodation for the service within its Crosshill Business Centre along with space for another charitable organisation ReEmploy who offer employment to individuals with an enduring disability
  • BRAG also made its 15 seat minibus available to 11 local constituted groups free of charge where it was used on 50 separate occasions.
  • BRAG provided business support and advice for social enterprise which led to 20 new start up social enterprises whilst also assisted existing enterprises
  • BRAG offered Business Support and Advice for new business start-ups via our NEA (New Enterprise Allowance) programme. Of our 198 programme starts, 113 of these started trading in the period with 53 having now been trading for 6 months or more
  • BRAG’s Youth Engagement and Learning activities including delivery of our Greenpower programme
    • F24 was delivered in 3 secondary schools with 35 young people taking part and 21 going on the take part in race events
    • Goblin support was given to 14 Fife schools with over 200 pupils and supporters attending our Cowdenbeath Racewall event
    • F24 Police diversion partnership project worked with 12 high risk young people, all of whom gained city and guilds qualifications whilst also taking part in Greenpower race events
    • Delivery of City & Guilds qualifications to 6 people via our ‘Introduction to Retail course’

 

  • BRAG’s community activity including our support for the Our Place initiative in Glenrothes and our running of the Cowdenbeath Community Hub as well as the Glenrothes Enterprise Hub

 

  • Our work as part of the Fife Employment and Training Consortium (Fife ETC) led to 747 people starting on the programme with an impressive 427 then moving into some form of employment. These were impressive statistics given the barriers they all had to overcome to achieve success. Brag itself provided direct support to 87 individuals on its ALBA programme with 49 individuals benefiting from our additional Key Work provision

 

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