What Are Community Grants? 

Humber Learning Consortium have successfully been awarded the successful Community Grants Programme 2019-21 and are pleased to announce the funding which is available for application. The fund was commissioned through the Education Skills Fund Agency (ESFA) and is a key investment that supports the delivery of the ESIF strategy. 

ESF Community Grants are part of the European Social Fund (ESF) programme which is distributing small grants in the Humber, East Riding, York and North Yorkshire region. The aim of the fund is to help unemployed people progress towards employment through access to learning and training opportunities.

Funded activities must be aimed at unemployed individuals aged 18 years and over from the hardest to reach communities. The identified priority groups for our region are as follows;

  • Disadvantaged geographical areas
  • People with disabilities and health conditions
  • Lone parents
  • People aged 50 and over    
  • People from ethnic minorities         
  • Females

However applications will be considered from any community that can evidence deprivation, for example homeless people and ex-offenders.

New to CG5 - There is a requirement that learners are encouraged to progress into a positive outcome. 

To find out more about Community Grants please visit our Funding page.


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