Inspire to achieve


Wales will benefit from around £1.8bn European Union funding investment between 2014–2020.

In Newport, funding has been gained from the European Social Fund for the Inspire to Achieve project.

Inspire to Achieve

This three year project started in April 2016 with the aim of reducing the number of young people aged 11-24 years at risk of not being in either education, employment or training (NEET) in south east Wales.

Inspire 2 Achieve aims to engage with over 3,000 participants across four local authorities, working with Careers Wales and two further education colleges to reduce and prevent early school and college leaving and providing other ways into education and training.

The team can help young people through any difficulty which may put them at risk of dropping out of school or college or being withdrawn from a course, including:

  • Choosing or changing courses
  • Further learning
  • Transitional difficulties
  • Careers advice
  • CV writing and job application
  • Study skills
  • Academic support
  • Revision techniques
  • Dealing with stress and anxiety
  • Financial advice
  • Personal issues
  • Attendance issues

Newport City Council is leading and managing the project on behalf of the other local organisations:


Inspire to Achieve aims to:  

  • ensure that young people most at risk are identified and supported so that they remain in education, employment or training and their risk is reduced. This will reduce the likelihood of future or continuing poverty amongst young people.
  • achieve improved health and well-being for young people
  • instil a work ethic and higher aspirations for young people


Email or telephone 07791 471 261