Moving On Up: Makin' Moves

A six week programme empowering young Black men in Newham to achieve their full potential

A New Direction has been selected alongside East London based organisations West Ham United Foundation, London Works (ELBA) and Badu Sports to deliver the Moving On Up: Makin’ Moves programme that engages, enhances, encourages and supports young Black men (aged 16-24) in Newham to access sustainable careers, and expand on their financial literacy.

Moving On Up is a unique employability initiative, founded by Action for Race Equality, and funded by Trust for London and City Bridge Trust.

Moving on Up: Makin’ Moves has been co-designed with young Black men to equip them with the skills and opportunities to achieve their full potential. We understand the challenges YBM face to secure sustainable careers that not only affects them financially, but mentally, physically, spiritually and emotionally. Our approach is to not focus solely on achieving work placements, but to also provide guidance and tools that will ensure long-term progression, contributing to a generational legacy, that empowers young Black men to expand and explore financial opportunities.

The programme curriculum covers:

  • CV and job application guidance
  • Business and financial literacy
  • Well-being support through 1:1 mentoring and pastoral care
  • Podcasting: Utilising our creative expertise and networks, we are offering a creative outlet focused on storytelling through podcasting

Our partners:

Action for Race Equality, Badu Sports, City Bridge Trust, Community Links, Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), Eagle London, East London Business Alliance (ELBA), Exit Foundation, Fight for Peace, Our Newham Work, Trust for London, University of East London, West Ham United Foundation (WHUF) and the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC).


How to apply

Expressions of interest are now open.

Register your interest here

This programme is open to men aged 16-25 based from Black British, Black African, Black Caribbean and mixed Black ethnic groups, based in the London Borough of Newham.

Upcoming Moving on Up events