Kent Community Foundation: Employability, Skills & Enterprise

Education & Employment Local Grants Social Enterprise

The aim of the Employability, Skills and Enterprise grant programme (of up to £5,000) is to raise the aspirations and increase the skills and opportunities of people who are far from the labour market due to a range of challenging circumstances that can present barriers to employment. This may include young people/NEETs, young parents, ex-offenders, ex-forces, those with financial barriers to gaining training, and those with learning disabilities, mental health issues or physical disabilities.

Under this programme, Kent Community Foundation is looking to fund local projects that are making a real difference to the lives of people who are far from the labour market. They are particularly interested in projects that are volunteer-led or make good use of volunteers to support their work, and initiatives that are rooted within the local community and led by local people responding to local need.

For example, they would like to hear from Employability, Skills and Enterprise projects that:

  • Provide accredited training for the disadvantaged
  • Provide meaningful work experience
  • Run life skills/employment skills workshops
  • Run a social enterprise, employing and training those who need it most, using profits to further their charitable/social objectives
  • Strategic projects which aim to prevent young people becoming NEET
  • Create apprenticeships for disadvantaged young people

Applications for general running costs/core funding will be considered for smaller organisations; Kent Community Foundation are unlikely to fund general running costs for organisations with an average annual income of more than £250,000. Salary costs can be requested if part of a specific project.

Deadline: 31 May 2018 / 31 August 2018 / 30 November 2018

For more information and how to apply please click here.

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