ESF Community Grants Briefing Event 8 May 2019

A £2.7 million programme to tackle unemployment has been launched, with backing from the European Social Fund. The Worker’s Educational Association (WEA) will be joining us here at LCVS on Wednesday 8th May 2019 to host a free briefing event and Q & A relating to this grant opportunity.

The funds have been granted by the government’s Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) in partnership with Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership to the Worker’s Educational Association (WEA), an adult education charity which provides training and learning opportunities for people at risk of exclusion.

Over the next two years, the charity will help thousands of people who face additional barriers in the workplace, such as lone parents, improve their employability and gain permanent employment.

The WEA will distribute small grants of £20,000 across Merseyside and Halton to eligible organisations in the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector between April 2019 and May 2021.

Funded activities will target those aged 19 and over, from the hardest to reach communities. The funding can help all who are out of work but especially those with:

  • disabilities and long term health conditions
  • single parents
  • women
    people from ethnic minorities
  • people over 50
  • those planning to return to the workplace after a long period of absence

Places at this event are limited to one per organisation and are expected to go quickly! Click here to visit the event page and book your place.

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