Women refugees seekers are four times more likely to be unemployed than their male counterparts. Connected Routes helps these women find secure employment through a mentoring programme and a confidence-building theatre programme. Connected Routes? intervention, developed alongside Barclays, Accenture, Funding Circle and NESTA, helps women build the vital skills needed to find employment. To date, more than 70% of women going through the programme have entered employment or education, and 100% of those cite Connected Routes as a key factor in their success. Connected Routes will use funding from The Fore to to meet demand for its programme by increasing staff capacity. This initial growth will see Connected Routes bringing in additional revenue from employers sponsoring staff as mentors and facilitating expansion across London and the UK.
Funding programme:COVID-19 Response: RAFT
Funding round:2020 Summer
Location: Throughout the UK
Sector: Economic development and employability, Women and girls