Employability and Skills - Coastal Housing Group

To find out more about the employability support in your area, please check out the below links. Each area has the support in place to find the most suitable employment project for your personal circumstances.

The projects can help you with employment, volunteering, training or further education. There are also projects that offer support to individuals looking for better paid work or a change in career. They provide support with CV’s, application forms, interview skills and help to access training opportunities.

Work Station – NPT


01639 684250


Employability Bridgend


01656 815317


Swansea Working


01792 578632

Alternatively the Careers Wales website is good source of information for anybody looking to secure employment. They also have a support finder which helps you find the employability projects you are eligible for. In addition, they provide advice and guidance for anyone that has been made redundant, click the links below to visit their website.

The Coastal Futures Fund

What is it?

The fund was set up originally as a ‘Soroptimist Bursary’ in recognition of the donation of a property to Coastal Housing by the local branch of the Soroptimists. This is an international organisation for women in management and professions that strive for the advancement and status of women

However the fund is now available to both men and women.

There is a maximum award of £350 per application which may be paid towards the cost of:

  • A nationally recognised training course
  • Exam fees
  • Books
  • Equipment
  • Travelling costs

There is an application form to complete, follow the link by clicking here​


Call Rob in our Employability and Skills Team on 01792 479226 or email robm@coastalha.co.uk

Guidance for applicants
1.      Coastal Housing Group will consider applications that help with the next step towards work, college, university or job based training. For example the fund can be used for a nationally recognised training course, exam fees, books, equipment*, and travelling costs. (* this excludes electronic devices such as laptops, PC’s, iPads, tablets and mobile phones). 
2. Applications can be made by tenants of the Group, or from their partners and children (16+ yrs old) who live with the tenant.
3. Tenancy information will be checked and the information you provide on this application will be shared with the housing management section.
4. Priority will be given to first-time applicants who seek support to enter employment, or to assist those in low paid employment to seek better paid jobs.
5.  Additional information may be requested by the adjudicating panel during the application process.
6.  There is a set budget agreed by the Board of Management each year and once the budget been exhausted, there will be no more funding until the beginning of the new financial year (1st April).
7. The adjudicating panel can make awards up to a maximum of £350 per person per financial year.
8.  All applicants will be notified of the panel’s decision in writing.
9.  Coastal Housing staff not eligible to apply.
10.  Following a successful application, a verbal, written, or digital account will be provided to allow Coastal to demonstrate the impact of the funding.

Contact Rob

Rob Morgans
Rob Morgans
Employability and Skills Officer

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