Who’s it for? 

The Going The Extra Mile (GEM) project is for young people between the age of 15 and 25, who are not in education, employment or training. The project aims to engage with and support young people in Gloucestershire who are dealing with circumstances that are causing barriers to work and help you get closer towards education, training, volunteering or work.

What you can you expect?

The project offers 1-2-1 support to help you achieve your goals, no matter how big or small. A GEM navigator will help you plan for your future, taking small steps together to help you move forward. Together you will discuss your situation and come up with an agreed plan of support that is unique to you.

How to get involved?

Why not pop in to our drop-in shop, The Link on Southgate Street, Gloucester or give us a call on 01452 501008 or email us. Or complete our referral form.

Main Contact

Harri John

01452 501008



More about the project:

The GEM Project is an employability and social inclusion programme, helping people in Gloucestershire to overcome challenges to employment and move them closer towards or into work.

It is a unique partnership of nearly 50 community based organisations, managed by Gloucestershire Gateway Trust on behalf of the lead organisation Gloucestershire County Council and is jointly funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and European Social Fund.

Individuals signed up to the GEM Project receive personalised one to one support from a Navigator Developer to help them achieve their career based goal, developing life skills, building confidence and self-esteem, whilst overcoming any barriers which prevented them from finding work previously.

The GEM Project has been operating since September 2016 and was initially due to end in December 2019. However, over the last three years, the project has continued to go from strength to strength, being recognised as an exemplar programme and has been awarded additional funding to run until the end of 2021.

For more information about the GEM Project visit www.glosgem.org