Education & Skills Funding Agency & European Social Fund: South East LEP Community Grants

Education & Employment Monday September 30th, 2019

Awarded by the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) under their Community Grants scheme via European Social Fund (ESF) funding and managed by CXK; grants of between £10,000 to £20,000 are available for VCSE and small organisations supporting unemployed or inactive adults who are furthest from the job market improve their skills and/or get into work or training.

Grants are intended to enable locally targeted support consistent with the challenges set out in the South East LEP Skills Strategy which are to:

  • Develop the capacity of the community and to meet local needs.
  • Undertake activities that promote social inclusion.
  • Build employment and enterprise skills through the voluntary and community sector.
  • Provide intensive support to help up-skill individuals and move towards and enter work.
  • To engage those individuals who are the hardest to reach through innovative approaches.

The grants are particularly targeted towards organisations that help four key priority groups including people over 50s, individuals with disabilities, people from ethnic minorities and females.

Opens: Monday 2 September 2019
Deadline: Monday 30 September 2019

For more information and how to apply please click here.

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