The Youth Employability Support (YES) project, is a collaboration of eight partner organisations across Leicester and Leicestershire aiming to transform the futures of 400 'at risk' young people between the ages of 15 and 24 who are currently the furthest from being able to move into employment. It focuses on young people who face extra barriers to work, such as mental or physical health difficulties, homelessness, disabilities or being a carer, but is also open to any young person in Leicester or Leicestershire who is not in employment, education or training.

The YES Project reaches out to young people, assess their needs and then works with each of them to develop a tailored support package (including one to one mentoring, work places, creative short courses, team building and more) that enables them to make a bespoke and successful journey towards employment.

These services will be delivered by the YES Project’s eight delivery partners: TwentyTwenty, The Prince’s Trust, Seed Creativity, Soft Touch Arts, Leicestershire Cares, Bangladesh Youth and Cultural Shomiti, The Bridge and Warwickshire College. The project has received £1.9m of funding from the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England.