The ESF Community Grant Programme, funded by the European Social Fund, is already helping many people in the Lancashire Region who face additional barriers in the workplace. Grants are made available to help people improve their employability and gain employment.
A new round of funding has been made available as a result of Covid-19. This round is called Re-connect and seeks applications from a wide range of voluntary organisations who are ready to tackle the new and emerging barriers arising from the impact of the health crisis.
Small grants of up to £20,000 are available across the Lancashire Region to eligible organisations in the Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise sector.
Funded activities will target those aged 16 and over, from the hardest to reach communities.The funding can help ALL who are out of work or economically inactive but especially those that:
- Have disabilities, learning difficulties or health conditions
- Are from ethnic minorities
- Are aged over 50
- Are women
All eligible participants must live in the Lancashire Region.
The deadline for applications is NOON, Monday 10th August 2020.