Community Grants 2 Programme
Humber Learning Consortium is pleased to announce the launch of the ESF Community Grants Programme.
A series of workshops have been held across the region, with a number of one to one surgeries that gave opportunities for you to talk through application ideas.
Grants of £2,000 to £10,000 are available now to voluntary and community organisations in the Humber and South Yorkshire regions who provide learning opportunities that help unemployed people move closer towards a job or training.
Community Grants are targeted at the following priority groups:
- People in hard-to-reach/deprived communities
- People with disabilities and health conditions
- Lone parents
- People aged 50 and over
- People from ethnic minorities
Community Grants activities included:
- Initial help with Basic Skills
- Taster work experience (including voluntary work)
- Training advice and guidance
- Job search assistance
- Confidence building and personal development
- Debt counselling
- Organisations applying must be not for profit/charity organisations
- Company turnover must not have exceed £300K in the last three years
- Organisations must employ 9 or less staff
- Organisations must not be in DIRECT receipt of ESF Funding (through the SFA)
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact either Scott or Emma on 01482 327438.
The Community Grants programme is part funded by the European Union through the European Social Fund and co-financed by the Skills Funding Agency.
The European Social Fund (ESF) was set up to improve employment opportunities in the European Union and so help raise standards of living. It aims to help people fulfil their potential by giving them better skills and better job prospects.
The 2007-2013 England ESF programme is investing £5 billion over seven years of which £2.5 billion is from the ESF and £2.5 billion is national funding.
The programme is helping people who are unemployed or at a disadvantage in the labour market to find work and develop their skills. By focusing on people who need support the most, it is helping to tackle poverty and promote social mobility. ESF also trains people in work so that they have the skills that businesses need to compete in a global economy.
For more information about the 2007-2013 England ESF programme go to www.dwp.gov.uk/esf
Humber Learning Consortium (HLC) is the managing body for Community Grants in the Humber & Yorkshire
Tel: Humber 01482 327438 or South Yorkshire 01302876002
HLC is a registered charity (1097333)
Registered Office: HLC Humber, 63-71 Anlaby Road, Hull HU3 2LL
HLC South Yorkshire, Bentley Resource Centre, High Street, Bentley, Doncaster, DN5 0AA