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Support for young people in difficult situations


The target group of support for hard-to-reach young people are young people between the ages of 15 and 25 who are not or temporarily not reached by the offers of the social benefit systems. These young people are socially disadvantaged or individually impaired and are therefore unable to find a job or training place or to apply for social benefits from basic security.

As part of the funding, you can support these young people in difficult life situations by giving them an additional opportunity to accompany them, initiating educational processes and helping them to get to know and apply for basic income benefits.

The individual problems of young people and their causes are very complex.

Examples may include:

  • Lack of school-leaving certificate
  • no job/apprenticeship
  • Deficits in social skills, motivation, resilience and key qualifications
  • (threatening) Homelessness
  • Family conflicts
  • difficult biographical trajectories (growing up in foster families/group homes or in families with entrenched long-term unemployment)
  • financial problems/debts
  • health or addiction problems

In order to be able to reach these young people, possible support services must also be individually oriented, for example:
Stabilize the financial situation

  • assist in applying for social benefits, such as unemployment benefit II,
  • to support the search for accommodation or to stabilise the housing situation
  • to accompany them in their dealings with the authorities
  • to be introduced to therapeutic treatments
  • help build social networks
  • to support the development of work and social behaviour or a willingness to learn and educate
  • prepare them for catching up on school-leaving qualifications and taking up work or training.

In principle, services of this kind are primarily provided by other social service providers (e.g. youth welfare). As a certified educational institution, you can therefore only receive funding if similar offers from these priority social service providers do not exist locally and do not have to be provided as a priority.

Funding can be publicly advertised by the Jobcenter or as project funding in accordance with funding law. Project funding must be limited in time and content, institutional funding is not possible.

There is no legal entitlement for you to the funding.

The target group for support for hard-to-reach young people are young people between the ages of 15 and 25 who are not or temporarily not reached by the offers of the social benefit systems. These young people are socially disadvantaged or individually impaired and are therefore unable to find a job or training place or to apply for basic security benefits.

As part of the funding, you can support these young people in difficult life situations by giving them an additional opportunity to accompany them, initiating educational processes and helping them to get to know and apply for basic security benefits.

The individual problems of young people and their causes are very complex.

Examples can be:

  • lack of school-leaving qualifications
  • no job/apprenticeship
  • Deficits in terms of social competence, motivation, resilience and key qualifications
  • (threatening) Homelessness
  • family conflicts
  • difficult biographical trajectories (growing up in a foster family/residential group or in families with entrenched long-term unemployment)
  • financial problems/debts
  • health or addiction problems

In order to be able to reach these young people, possible support services must also be individually targeted, for example:
stabilize the financial situation

  • to assist in applying for social benefits, such as citizen's allowance
  • to support the search for accommodation or stabilization of the housing situation
  • to accompany them when dealing with the authorities
  • to introduce therapeutic treatments
  • help build social networks
  • to support the development of work and social behaviour or willingness to learn and educate
  • to prepare them for catching up on school-leaving qualifications and taking up work or training places.

In principle, services of this kind are primarily provided by other social service providers (e.g. youth welfare). As a certified educational institution, you can therefore only receive funding if similar offers from these priority social service providers do not exist locally and do not have to be provided as a priority.

The funding can be publicly advertised by the job center or as project funding according to funding law. Project funding must be a project limited in time and content, institutional funding is not possible.

There is no legal entitlement to the funding.

Process flow

There are two ways to get funding from support for hard-to-reach young people.

  1. Procurement procedure (public procurement)
    • Go to the website of the Federal Office of Administration or to the e-procurement platform of the Federal Ministry's Procurement Office.
    • Use the search on the pages to find suitable tenders.
    • Prepare a bid based on the framework conditions specified in the tender documents.
    • You will find out all further steps from your contact person during the application process.
  2. Project Funding
    • Develop a concept for your project. You should also explain the extent to which own funds and, if applicable, municipal state funds are included in the financing.
    • Inquire at the responsible job centre how you can apply for project funding.
    • Then submit an application for financial support.
    • You can find out all further steps from your contact person at the responsible job centre.

Who should I contact?

You can find the office of the Federal Employment Agency responsible for you via the service finder.

Competent authority

You can find the office of the Federal Employment Agency responsible for you via the service finder.

Requirements

In order for you to be allowed to provide services for the promotion of hard-to-reach young people, you must be certified according to the Accreditation and Approval Ordinance (AZAV).

In order for young people to benefit from the support, they must:

  • be between 15 and under 25 years of age, and
  • have a reasonable probability of being entitled to unemployment benefit II, and
  • they must, in principle, have the aim of:
    • start and complete an apprenticeship or professional qualification, or
    • to find a job, or
    • apply for or accept social benefits.

Which documents are required?

varies in terms of award measures and project funding

What are the fees?

In the case of project funding, you as the project sponsor are obliged to contribute your own funds to the project.

There are no costs for the participants.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

In the case of tenders, you must observe the bidding deadline.

Processing duration

  • Procurement procedure: Here you can see the deadlines in the tender. The contract will be awarded approximately 2 months after the end of the tender period.
  • Project funding: If you are interested in funding a specific project, please contact your local job centre. They can also tell you how much lead time you should plan for.

Applications / forms

Forms available: No
Written form required: Yes
Informal application possible: no statement possible
Personal appearance required: No
Online services available: No

Appeal

  • Contradiction
  • Administrative court action

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS)

Professionally released on

10.11.2022

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)