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  • www.antzjunction.com www.antznetwork.com 3/20/20141
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  • www.antzjunction.com www.antznetwork.com 3/20/20142 Antz Network (Founded Sept 2011) A business network which embraces a number of like-minded businesses that want to grow commercially whilst giving back and connecting to the community. 1,000 members 10 locations - 100 members in each location. 10 ambassadors North West - Lead by Cisco UK Oct 2011: Proposal by Martin Ainscough Social Centre Of Excellence 2012: Antz Junction Charity Founded by Martin Ainscough & Jen Pemberton 2014: Antz in Partnership with GMCC Volunteers Network
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  • www.antzjunction.com www.antznetwork.com 3/20/20143 Antz Eco System Projects Federation of Charities Buildings Volunteer Programme Changing Lives One at a Time
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  • www.antzjunction.com www.antznetwork.com 3/20/20144 Antz Junction (2012-2015) Supporting Communities (A Place to Go & Connect) Community Projects (Changing Lives One at a Time) Social Centre Swinton 17 x Micro Organisations 350% Collective Revenue Growth 230% Collective Employment Growth Dwp 164 x Individuals 61 % Hard to reach communities into work 100% Work Experience Through The Gate 2013-14 50% Into work 15% Volunteering 15% Continued support 20% Course not completed Through the Gate : 2014-15 = 50+ Corporate Partner Project Housing Associations engagement in community : Month 1 = 16 people Back in the Saddle - Getting Communities Fit and Healthy with TFGM : 2013-14 = 100 Dwp Work Ready Project : 2014-15 = 200+
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  • www.antzjunction.com www.antznetwork.com 3/20/20144 Antz Junction (2014- 2015) Integrated into the GM Chamber Social Enterprise Business Led Projects (Changing Lives One at a Time) Initially three sites across the GM area Bolton four areas of focus: Employability Holistic Support Mentorship Partnership Work readiness, Employability, basic skills entrepreneurship,. innovation, Work experience Volunteering Problem solving, Creative thinking Barriers to employment Antz Work Ready Project Person Centred
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  • www.antzjunction.com www.antznetwork.com 3/20/20144 Specialism's matched to growth areas in the local economy Young people trained in business/workplace skills Personalisation of courses to meet the needs of individual organisations What do employers and other stakeholders look for?
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