2017 - July 2017

The Better Barnsley Bond launch 06/07/17

Barnsley MBCBetter Barnsley BondOperations Director, Tony Shaw

As part of Henry Boot Construction's contract with Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council, a funding pot has been created to support community and employment initiatives across the borough. The Better Barnsley Bond was launched on 16 June at the Town Hall.

The purpose of the Better Barnsley Bond is to support training, employment and local community initiatives in the Barnsley area. All partners working under the Better Barnsley Bond have a shared vision to implement a Looked After Children/Skills and Jobs Programme, support the disabled to get into the workforce, mentor ex-offenders to gain employment, support Area Councils and the Love Where You Live community initiatives along with the creation of community and social enterprises.

Local businesses attended the launch to find out more about the bond and how they could support it. To date Henry Boot Construction has been joined by NPS Barnsley, Kier, Berneslai Homes Construction Services and Turner & Townsend; all have provided funding for the bond.

The bond has already successfully supported a number of projects in Barnsley including the provision of funding towards the Oaks Colliery Disaster Memorial, the schools TEKK challenge and the Coordinated Community Response – Violence against Women and Girls. Presentations were given by some of the bond recipients to explain how the funding had supported their initiatives.

"As part of the Better Barnsley scheme we are delighted to be contributing to local community initiatives, employment and training to help support a thriving and vibrant economy for the people of Barnsley."

Tony Shaw, Operations Director

For more information, contact:

Karen Fisher, Business Development Manager