Over the course of the 12-month period to 31st March 2023, the Charity has continued to deliver programme outputs across Northern Ireland in a number of areas:
Skills Based Training
The charity has continued to deliver key training programmes such as Training for Success and Skills for Life and Work; as well as the Apprenticeship NI programmes; as funded by the Department for the Economy. These programmes are of critical importance to the work of the charity in driving education and training for young people, whilst increasing skills base for employment for those at a disadvantage. Key results below:
The charity has continued to deliver key employability programmes including the Step Into Employment; as funded by the Department for the Economy and the European Social Fund. These programmes are of critical importance to the work of the charity in supporting those unemployed back into employment or into further education or training programmes. Key results below:
Energy, Budgeting and Home Safety Advice & Support
Supported over 1000 households across Northern Ireland about energy measures to help reduce household poverty and carbon emissions; and to improve household comfort and wellbeing.
The charity continued its efforts to provide adventure activities to a range of groups, families, and young people through support programmes in line the organisation’s focus on social impact. Overall, we engaged with 2934 people across a range of events and activities and delivered the Duke of Edinburgh award to 335 young people.
The acquisition of the successful Adventure Activities provider - Pathways in February 2023; will provide significant business and customer growth in this work area in the next financial year and into the future.
Creative Arts & Play
Bryson Energy continued to develop this part of the charity in 2 main areas – scrap-store memberships and creative art & play programmes. As a registered charity we collect non-toxic waste materials from industry and redistribute them to members - registered groups, schools and organisations. We also develop a range of creative arts & Play programmes with a range of customer groups on behalf of funding organisations including Belfast City Council and the Arts Council NI (ACNI). Key Results below:
Community Led Root Cause
In Oct 2022; the Group Community Root Cause programmes were restructured to be part of Bryson Energy. This team delivered a range of bespoke Family Support, Training, Employment, Wellbeing and Energy Efficiency initiatives in 5 vulnerable communities, with the overall goal to identifying and removing the root causes and barriers to individual sustainability and growth. Funding was provided by a range of stakeholders. Key Results below:
Overall, the main root cause programmes supported over 2500 households including: