ESF Community Grants Programme

Do you have an idea for a project in Merseyside or Halton to help the people from your community get back into work? Could your organisation make a real difference with a grant of up to £25k?

Funding is available to support activities such as:

  • Initial help with basic skills
  • Taster work experience including voluntary work
  • Training advice and guidance
  • Job search assistance
  • Confidence building and personal development
  • First contact engagement activities

Activities should engage people out of work from at least some of these priority groups:

  • People aged 50 and over
  • People with disabilities and health conditions
  • Single parents
  • People from ethnic minorities
  • Women

To be eligible for funding, your organisation must:

  • Be a constituted voluntary, community, social enterprise organisation, based or operating in Merseyside or Halton
  • Have been in existence for a minimum of 12 months, providing an annual report and published accounts
  • Not exceed a maximum £500k turnover per year  or 10  full time equivalent  staff, whichever is the larger

Visit nw.weanorthwest.webfactional.com/ESFgateway to access the eligibility gateway.

Closing date: Monday 19 December 2016

For more information on the ESF Community Grants programme, visit the Workers Educational Association website, email ESFgrants@wea.org.uk or call 0151 243 5356.

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