Seeds 4 Growth


New partnership Seeds 4 Growth led by Abberton Rural Training

A brand-new partnership ‘Seeds 4 Growth’ led by Abberton Rural Training (ART) and delivered in partnership with Paragon Skills, Colbea, Colne Radio and Community Voluntary Services Tendring will be launched on 1 December 2021.

This project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund managed by Essex County Council and the partnership has secured just over £500k.
The aim of the partnership is to work with local employers and engage with Tendring Residents to offer them opportunities to explore employment, self-employment and training within the rural and care sectors. The project will also offer mentoring and advocacy support to help remove barriers and support individuals to progress with their life goals.

Tendring District Residents can call the dedicated phone line to find out more and book their course 01255 615914

For a copy of the full press release please contact

The Seeds4Growth Partnership are working with Community Voluntary Services Tendring and their affiliated groups. We would also love to hear from other Tendring District based organisations and groups who support people who would benefit from looking at future learning and employment opportunities in the District!

We are particularly keen to work with those who are working with people who might benefit from Mentoring support to overcome barriers, particularly those who feel isolated and lonely; young people 17+ who are not in education, employment or training; and people who are unemployed; individuals who need support for mental and physical health; on low income and/or zero-hour contracts that would benefit from more stable and sustainable employment and career opportunities!

Please contact CVST or email and we will be in contact with you in the New Year to confirm how you can go about referring individuals to the training and support!

Funded by the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities from the Community Renewal Fund through Essex County Council.

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