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Are you aged 25 or over and from a Black, Asian, or Minority Ethnic background? Are you unemployed and looking to return to or enter work or paid employment? If the answers are yes then the Volunteer Centre @ C3SC can help with CV writing, skills for work to help with confidence building as well as developing your knowledge of local businesses and their recruitment needs. Our team can connect you with employers through ‘World of Work’ workshops and talk to you about the right career path for you. Sign up now via [email protected] or Tel. 07973 725690 or why not pop in and visit us at our new home at the Butetown Community Centre and meet new members of the C3SC team?



People from a Black Asian Minority Ethnic background aged 25 or over and long-term unemployed.

Basic rules to participate in Wales ESF programme Participants must have the legal right to live in the United Kingdom during the period of the ESF support. All participants must supply valid proof of national insurance number to engage on an Active Inclusion project. Examples of preferred evidence:

  • National insurance card
  • Letter from HMRC confirming national insurance number
  • Correspondence from DWP, Jobcentre Plus or pension service confirming national insurance number sent directly to the participant
Employment status – Long term unemployed

Being unemployed is defined as persons available for work and actively seeking work. Persons considered as registered unemployed would be in receipt of Job Seeker’s Allowance (JSA) or certain regimes of Universal Credit. Please see the Universal Credit section below for more information about this.

The definition of Long-term unemployed (LTU) varies with age:

  • Youth (under 25 years of age) – more than 6 months’ continuous spell of unemployment
  • (25 years of age or more) – more than 12 months’ continuous spell of unemployment

People who fall under this category will be engaged with Job Centre Plus (JCP) in order to claim their benefits.

Economically Inactive (excluding full time education or training)

Economically inactive persons are not part of the labour force (in the sense that they are not employed or unemployed according to the definitions provided).

Examples of evidence required to confirm a person is economically inactive:

  • DWP/Jobcentre Plus benefits decision notification letter – new claim award/decision or change of circumstances decision letter
  • Written confirmation from DWP/Jobcentre Plus addressed to the participant
Geographic Location of Individual

Participants must be living within a county that the specific grant award is approved to work within i.e. Cardiff.


The project has been supported by the European Social Fund through Welsh Government.

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