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RIO-supported youth employment project shortlisted for top housing award

By 12th January 2016 No Comments

A Weymouth and Portland youth employment project has been shortlisted for a top housing award, of which RIO is a proud supporter.

Synergy Housing has been nominated for the TPAS (Tenant Participation Advisory Service) Awards, which celebrates the achievements of individuals and organisations who have made a great contribution to their communities. Synergy Housing, part of the Aster Group, has been nominated due to their work on the b-roads project, which is a creative youth employment initiative that ran in Portland and Weymouth from 2013-2015. The project has been nominated for ‘Excellence in Youth Involvement’ and ‘Excellence in Employment Skills and Training’. They supported these young people through mentoring and activity provision.

RIO supported the project, which received £50,000 investment from Arts Council England. It was also supported by b-side multimedia.

The regional winners will be celebrated at an awards event on 5th February, followed by the national awards ceremony on 14th July.

You can read the full press release here.

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