We support people to develop the skills they need to succeed in an ever-changing world

From working directly with young people in education settings, to supporting budding social entrepreneurs to start up their own enterprises, and helping those furthest from the job market to move closer and into work, RIO has a strong track record of providing effective support for all kinds of people.

RIO’s offer ranges from flexible one to one support, to engaging collaborative structured programmes, all designed to help people to develop the skills they need to succeed.

Much of our work in this space is currently subsidised by national and regional partners and funders which means you might be able to access our support for free.

Explore the programmes we are currently delivering below and contact us if we can help design and deliver a programme that works for you:

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Engine Room

An ERDF funded programme to provide support and advice for start-up social enterprises in Cornwall.

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Talent Match

Flexible support for young people in Cornwall aged 16-25 who have been out of work for 12 months or more to help them move closer to education, employment and training, funded by Big Lottery Fund.

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Community Business Leadership

A Power to Change funded programme delivered by RIO in partnership with the RSA and Sheffield University Management School, to develop management and leadership skills for people in community businesses to explore the unique leadership challenges they are likely to encounter in their role.

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Heart of the south west LEP Social Enterprise support programme

An ERDF funded programme offering support and advice for start-up social enterprises in Devon and Somerset.

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An ERDF, Arts Council England and Cornwall Council funded programme, offering business support for creative businesses.

RIO run the Braver Recruitment programme as part of the overall Cultivator programme.

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Digital Futures

A range of digital skills activities in Plymouth, preparing for the development of the Market Hall – a new space for digital in the south west.

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Game Changer

Game Changer is an exciting new ESF and Big Lottery Funded programme in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly designed to support young people living in the county to get into work or long-term learning

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Case studies

Red Velvet Cinema

Red Velvet Cinema

13th December 2018

The Real Junk Food Project

The Real Junk Food Project

30th March 2017

Sean Quelch

Sean Quelch

29th March 2017