About Us Our Impact Our Impact 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 You can access our Trustees Report and Annual Accounts here (adobe file) If you don't have adobe you can download it for free by clicking on the pdf logo We can only continue to do this good work with your valuable assistance and participation Please play a part in continuing what we achieve by thinking about how you could maybe help us Donate Fundraise Volunteer-with-Brag Find out how we can help change your community or assist you to make an impact We also like to hear about the difference we have made. feel free to tell us how your life has maybe been changed by our Brag Call us or drop in.