Training

Unlock and expand your skill-set to open doors to opportunities you never thought existed

Partners involved

Unlock your potential with support from our partners who can offer you development opportunities to gain new skills and knowledge or simply redirect your current expertise into new directions. Their online training and support will offer you a remit of new and exciting experiences and the opportunities to apply for roles you never knew you could.

Aspire

Aspire offers support via adult education courses online and in person that meet the diverse needs of the community. Their courses help those looking to retrain and pivot career paths, support those with english as a second language and offer refreshers for those re-entering work through the “skills for work”.

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LoveYourNeighbour and Resurgo

The team at LoveYourNeighbour respond to the needs of those feeling overwhelmed by returning to work or starting a new job through a friendly and fostering re-work programme that aims to help you have the right mindset towards finding work and your future.

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Building Heroes

Building Heroes provides free skills training to Military Veterans and support into employment in the building trades. Our aim is to tackle unemployment amongst those who have kept us safe by offering them a seamless transition to a new career in construction.

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SENse

SENse Learning Collective CIC is offering free six-week employability and qualification course which enables learners to have access to 1:1 teaching and learning so they can gain accreditation of exams to support them to go onto further education or employment. The course runs from July 26th - September 6th and is completely free.

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Testimonials

Matthew Tyson
Managing Director
RPD
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“A lasting impact of Covid has been the number of people that want or need help, and so many organisations are prepared to give it. The problem is making sure they can find each other with all the “noise” about. This project will be so valuable to so many.”

Anthony Bolton
Chair
The Boltini Trust
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"A huge challenge facing Sussex will be the large number of people who have or will lose their jobs as a result of the pandemic. We hope the RPD Foundation will be able to help a number of these find new outlets for their skills and The Boltini Trust is delighted to help them achieve this.”

Steve Sawyer
Executive Director
Manor Royal BID
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“Crawley is expected to be badly affected by COVID than most. This is absolutely the best time for different sections of the community to come together and find ways to help one another by pooling the combined talent, skills, expertise, and energy available on our doorstep.”

Matthew Tyson
Managing Director
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“A lasting impact of Covid has been the number of people that want or need help, and so many organisations are prepared to give it. The problem is making sure they can find each other with all the “noise” about. This project will be so valuable to so many.”

Anthony Bolton
Chair
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"A huge challenge facing Sussex will be the large number of people who have or will lose their jobs as a result of the pandemic. We hope the RPD Foundation will be able to help a number of these find new outlets for their skills and The Boltini Trust is delighted to help them achieve this.”

Everything you need to get ‘Back On Track'

Our aim is to help you overcome current challenges and help you unlock new opportunities

Common Questions

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What does the “Sussex Angels” initiative do?

The “Sussex Angels” initiative, driven by the RPD Foundation, brings solutions and opportunities together, working with partners and signposting those that need support and are looking for new opportunities to organisations and those that can provide them. 

What Partners are involved?

We have an extensive list of partners already involved including Richard Place Dobson, Crawley Community Action, Manor Royal Business District, Gatwick Airport, Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust, Boltini Trust, Gatwick Diamond Business and Sussex Community Foundation.

Is there a charge?

No, the Sussex Angels initiative seeks funding and partners to provide support free of charge to individuals 

Is there a charge for organisations?

No, other than your time effort and energy. Of course, all donations and help with funding to sustain the initiative is always welcome!

How can I get support?
How can I give support?