We have invested £10million - £5million in match funding - in 35 proven careers and enterprise programmes. From this, 75% has been invested in "cold spot" areas which we have identified as the parts of the country that are most in need of careers and enterprise support.
These areas tend to be found in in rural parts of the country, coastal regions and post-industrial areas. The warmest areas are in London and the home counties.
Our cold spots analysis identifies that there are clear patterns in disadvantage, attainment, opportunities for career development and labour market outcomes – enabling us and our partners to target support with even greater precision.