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ESF Community Grants (Round 2)

In partnership with Gateshead Council, Newcastle Council, North Tyneside Council, Northumberland Council,  South Tyneside Council,  Sunderland Council, North East Local Enterprise Partnership. The ESF Community Grants Project distributes small grants of up to £20,000 to organisations in the voluntary and community sector to provide support to unemployed and inactive individuals to engage them and move them towards employment through packages of training and support.

Particular focus is on projects that engage:

  • Unemployed and inactive participants
  • Participants aged 50+ (14%)
  • People from BME communities (25%)
  • People with a learning difficulty/ disability (22%)
  • Females (36%)

Additional focus on Covid-19 recovery projects that support:

  • Newly redundant participants
  • Supporting Digital Skills
  • Focus on transferable skills
  • Supporting Young People (16 to 19) who may have had an offer of Learning/Employment/Apprenticeship withdrawn.

Capacity building funding

  • Developing the capacity of your organisation such as staff training or centre recognition with an awarding body
  • Must not be more than 30% of the total funds requested
  • Must be spent within the project timeframe

Deadline : 14 August 2020

Read more and apply here – please ensure you read the guidance for Round 2