Due to high demand, we have had to suspend the Community Grant funding until January 2021.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
WHAT ARE THE GRANTS FOR?
ESF Community Grants, funded by the European Social Fund, is a programme that aims to support small and voluntary organisations with grants of £5,000 – £20,000 for local initiatives that will move unemployed people towards employment, training or education.
The programme opens in January 2020 and is scheduled to close to applications in October 2020. The final date for participant starts is the 31st December 2020, all activity must be completed by July 2021. Subject to funds being available, updates on funding availability will be reported on our website.
ESF Community Grants are funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Education and Skills Funding Agency, and are being managed by Landau in The Marches to support The Marches LEP strategic priorities.
Grants will support a range of activities aimed at moving individuals towards the labour market by improving their access to local employment and skills provision. They will provide support to underrepresented communities and individuals, especially those from deprived communities, to access employment, including self-employment, or further learning and training.
Who Are We?
We are a training and supported employment Charity, supporting the most vulnerable groups in society, people with mental health problems, veterans, learning disabilities, long-term unemployed, looked after children, young people not accessing educational provision, training or in employment. All our services are heavily invested in delivering bespoke, 1-2-1 interventions.
• To put our clients at the heart of all that we do, celebrating diversity, and focusing on accessibility, inclusion and equality.
• To empower individuals, contributing to their well-being and self-esteem.
• To provide opportunities and support for formal and informal learning and continuing professional development.
• To impact on the economic prosperity of people, communities and the county.
• To work with our staff, partners, people who use our services in the delivery and improvement of services, providing maximum impact and the most efficient use of resources.
‘Our vision is to ensure everyone who want to work has the opportunity to gain meaningful employment’’
Some of the projects
we work with..
Bright Star Boxing
“Our organisation’s mission is to use the power of sport and activity to engage young people and provide opportunities that will help them overcome difficulties and realise their true value.”
RENU Training Academy
“We are a hair and beauty training academy delivering to all learners either privately or government funded from the age of 14. We aim to help learners from the care sector, secondary schools as well and non-mainstream educated to access quality training in an environment that isn’t intimidating.”
“We are in the process of developing opportunities to offer a beneficial training to the local community. The business operates separately as a recruitment consultancy within further education.”
School of Coding
“School of Coding was set up by social entrepreneur Manny Athwal as a vehicle to teach more people to code in the UK and Europe and help the UK economy grow by teaching people the vital skill of tomorrow, coding. The company’s aim and mission are to develop tech leaders of tomorrow and to fill the growing digital skills gap in the UK.”
Growing Local CIC
“Our educational programme inspires children, young people, families and adults to grow their own fruit and vegetables and to cook healthy budget friendly meals. We are using our objectives as an organisation to tackle the current Herefordshire Health priorities of obesity”