European Community Grants Available

European Community Grants Available

Applications are invited for ESF Community Grants for Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. The ESF fund is managed by the Local Economic Partnership D2N2 and are intended for small voluntary and community organisations with a turnover of less than £300,000. Applications should be made through the Futures website, more details can be found on the link provided in the image.


The grants are designed for projects that engage and reach hard to reach individuals and bring them closer to the labour market. Grants will support progression, helping participants to feel confident about moving into employment.

Grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 are available for projects or initiatives that help people take steps towards a future career and reduce unemployment and inactivity, including:

  • initial help with basic skills
  • taster work experience including voluntary work
  • training, advice and counselling
  • confidence building
  • job search assistance and other help necessary to secure employment
  • first contact engagement activities

Eligible Learners must be:

  • Unemployed
  • Over 16
  • Have the right to live and work in the UK
  • Not engaged in any other government funded training scheme

Priority will be given to applications that demonstrate an ability to meet the LEP Priorities and target participants who are:

  • Over 50
  • With Learning Difficulties and Disabilities
  • From Ethnic Minority Backgrounds
  • Are women
  • Unemployed for over 6 months
  • Furthest removed from the labour market with significant barriers to employment

There will be three application rounds in 2019/20:Round 1

15th April 2019 – 17th May 2019Round 2
15th Nov 2019 – 15th Dec 2019Round 3
15th June 2020 – 15th July 2020
Please contact Claire Penny, Futures for Business Consultant on 07709353071 or Rosemary Mansfield, Bid Specialist on 077501682416 if you have any questions about the application.




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